Special Issue "A Commemorative Special Issue in Honor of Professor Victor Nikonenko"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023) | Viewed by 12281
Interests: ion-exchange membrane; dialysis; electrodialysis; membrane characterization; fouling; scaling; antifouling strategies; microstructure modeling; water treatment
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Interests: ion exchange membranes (monopoler, bipoler) and processes (electrodialysis, dialisis, etc.); transport phenomena in systems with ion exchange membranes (IEMs); concentration polarization, limiting current, coupled phenomena of concentration polarization (water splitting, electroconvection, gravitation convection, etc.); chemical reactions coupled with ions transfer in ampholyte (phosphates, ammonium, aminoacids, proteins, etc.) contaning IEM systems; IEMs fouling; IEM modification; IEM characterization (specific electrical conductivity, diffusion permeability, perselectivity, transport numbers, structure–properties relationship, current–voltage characteristics, chronopotentiommetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, mass transfer characteristics, etc.); experimental techniques development for IEM and membrane system investigation
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Membranes: Ion-Exchange Membranes and Processes
Special Issue in Membranes: Ion-Exchange Membranes and Processes (Volume II)
Special Issue in Membranes: Ion-Exchange Membranes and Processes (Volume III)
Special Issue in Membranes: Ion-Exchange Membranes and Processes, Fourth Edition
Everyone meets, in both their social and professional life, a lot of people. Some of them leave a positive mark, while, unfortunately, the great majority pass unnoticed. All those who had the chance to meet Professor Victor Nikonenko on their way attest to the greatness of this man who gave and continues to give all his time, all his knowledge, all his energy, and all his life to the science of ion-exchange membranes and their associated processes.
A few words for those who do not know or have not heard of Professor Victor Nikonenko. Professor Victor Nikonenko is a great membrane specialist with encyclopedic knowledge, showing open-mindedness for discussion, reflection and collaboration. He displays excellent skills in analyzing complex physical and chemical phenomena and applies a very rigorous theoretical and/or experimental methodology. He is easygoing and adapts his communication style to the level of his interlocutor, and above all he has boundless devotion to his team.
Professor Victor Nikonenko has become a mainstay of the scientific and international community working in the field of ion-exchange membranes and processes. His numerous scientific collaborative projects with European, American and Asian groups took various forms and have been successful. Thanks to him, a large number of young people have been trained. Many professional careers have been shaped by his advice and his unrivaled scientific generosity. Significant scientific achievements would not have been achieved without his strong participation. Multilateral and transcontinental cooperation could not have started without his help and contribution.
To express our sincere gratitude and consideration to this scientific giant, we would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue edited in honor of our friend, colleague, and master, Victor Nikonenko. This is the moment to say many thanks and a huge bravo for all he has done for our community.
The scope of the Special Issue is as wide as the scientific horizons of Victor Nikonenko, including but not limited to:
- Commercial, experimental and modified ion-exchange membranes (monopolar, bipolar, mosaic, composite, multilayer; organic, inorganic; homogeneous, heterogeneous, etc.);
- Commercial, experimental and modified ion-exchange membranes transport characteristics, structure-properties relationship;
- Concentration polarization and coupled phenomena (water splitting, electroconvection, gravitational convection, etc.) occurring when an electric field is applied;
- Mathematical modeling of the relationship structure–transport properties of membranes, phenomena of transfer and selectivity in an electric field and in its absence;
- Ion-exchange membranes’ behavior in various modules and processes (dialysis, electrodialysis, electrolysis, capacitive deionization, fuel cells, microfluidic devices, bioreactors, potentiometric sensors, etc.);
- Ion-exchange membranes’ fouling, scaling and ways to counter these phenomena;
- New methods of studying the properties of ion exchange membranes and membrane systems;
- Novel areas of ion-exchange membranes’ use and their application in hybrid and combined membrane technologies of the circular economy.
Prof. Dr. Lasâad Dammak
Prof. Dr. Natalia Pismenskaya
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