Special Issue "Novel Insights in Membrane Fouling during Wastewater or Water Treatment"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2022) | Viewed by 357

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Technology, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR-54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: membrane fouling mitigation and control strategies; membrane bio-reactor (MBR) technology; wastewater/water treatment; coagulation/flocculation technologies; biogas upgrading with membranes; carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS)
Laboratory of Chemical & Environmental Technology, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: separation sciences and related technologies; wastewater/water treatment; membrane fouling; aerobic/anaerobic digestion; recovery/removal of metals from liquid waste streams; physicochemical methods for the treatment of contaminated water sources or of wastewaters, biological/aerobic or anaerobic treatment methods; combinations of biological and physicochemical methods; treatment/recycling issues of toxic industrial solid wastes; hydrometallurgical; physico-chemical (solidification/stabilization); thermal (vitrification), or appropriate combinations of treatment processes; carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last few decades, membrane separation technologies have been increasingly applied in wastewater and water treatment, due to a series of advantages offered by the employed membranes; compared to other separation methods, membrane technologies are environmentally friendly, operate in ambient temperatures and pressures, present high separation performance, and are available in ready-to-use modules that allow for their easier scale-up and implementation in large-scale facilities. Their widespread utilization, however, is hindered by membrane fouling, i.e., the undesirable deposition of dissolved or suspended solids within the membranes’ pores or onto their surface, which results in elevated energy demands and frequent membrane replacement and, therefore, in the increase of operating cost. Consequently, in recent years there has been a rapid increase in research studies that focus on the study of membrane fouling and especially on the investigation of novel anti-fouling methods, which aim to reduce or control membrane fouling during wastewater/water treatment.

This Special Issue will focus on studies which investigate membrane fouling phenomena during wastewater/water treatment or examine novel anti-fouling strategies, aiming to alleviate or control membrane fouling, such as membrane modification methods, utilization of chemical additives or new adsorption agents, biological methods, application of electrical field, ultrasound or ozone, quorum quenching methods, etc.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Petros Gkotsis
Prof. Dr. Anastasios Zouboulis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fouling reduction/mitigation/control
  • wastewater/water treatment
  • novel anti-fouling strategies
  • membrane surface modification
  • membrane fabrication techniques
  • new membrane materials

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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