Integrated Membrane Operations

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019)

Special Issue Editors

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Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, 87036 Rende, Italy
Interests: membranes and integrated membrane operations in agro-food production; pressure-driven membrane operations; membrane distillation and osmotic distillation; membrane fouling; food processing; food science and technology; bioactive compounds; phenolic compounds; proteins; peptides; agri-food by-products valorization; circular economy
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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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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Membrane filtration plays a key role in the industrial separation processes with well-established applications in several industrial areas, such as food, beverages, pulp and paper, metallurgy, pharmaceutical, automotive, biotechnology, and the chemical industry, as well as in water and wastewater treatment.

The combination of membrane unit operations in the same industrial cycle or in combination with conventional separation systems is an emerging tool offering new prospects for development, reengineering, or retrofitting of industrial processes within the logic of the process intensification and zero-discharge strategies.

This Special Issue aims to provide some relevant examples of integrated membrane operations in different industrial sectors, including water desalination, agro-food productions and wastewater treatments, highlighting the advantages achievable in terms of product quality, plant compactness, rationalization and optimization of productive cycles, reduction of environmental impact and energy consumption.

It welcomes both original contributions and reviews related to the integration of membrane systems and processes, including pressure-driven membrane operations, membrane bioreactors and membrane contactors in the treatment of industrial, municipal and agro-industrial wastewaters, water desalination, drinking water production, and agro-food processing.

Dr. Alfredo Cassano
Dr. Alberto Figoli
Guest Editors

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  • Integrated Membrane Operations
  • Desalination
  • Agro-food productions
  • Wastewater treatments
  • Pressure-driven membrane operations
  • Membrane contactors
  • Process intensification

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