Special Issue "Advances in Porous Hydrophobic Membrane Materials for Membrane Distillation"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 92

Special Issue Editors

Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council, ITM-CNR, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
Interests: polymeric membranes; sustainable membrane preparation; bio-polymeric membranes; flat membranes; hollow-fibers; nano fibers; membrane preparation; membrane characterization; pervaporation; antifouling coatings; self-cleaning membranes; ultra-micro filtration
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Xue Li
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Guest Editor Assistant
Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy
Interests: hydophobic membrane for membrane distillation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a large quantity of the World’s population has been suffering from a lack of clean drinking water, membrane distillation has been playing an important role in desalination and water treatment in recent years. Therefore, it is important to further develop membrane distillation-related research.

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Membranes.

The aim of this Special Issue is to gather recent advanced research on hydrophobic porous membranes targets for the membrane distillation process. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, membrane hydrophobicity improvement, new hydrophobic membrane structure design, anti-fouling and anti-wetting improvement, or the development of new membrane material for membrane distillation. Research could also focus on desalination or water treatment by membrane distillation, such as the treatment of industrial wastewater or other waters with pollutants. A possible research direction could also be the design of the membrane distillation configuration to improve the efficiency of the process, save energy input, or lower the total cost. We welcome the submission of research articles or reviews in the related area.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Alberto Figoli
Guest Editor

Xue Li
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Membranes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • hydrophobic porous membrane
  • membrane distillation
  • anti-fouling
  • anti-wetting
  • configuration design

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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