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Special Issue "Membranes for Selective Nano/Sub-nanometer Scale Mass Transport"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Applications".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 3467
Special Issue Editors
Interests: membranes; two-dimensional materials; nanoporous materials; nanofluidics; molecular separation
Interests: polymer membranes; desalination; lithium extraction; ion separation; nanoporous materials
Interests: membranes; metal-organic frameworks; nanoporous materials; gas separation
Special Issue Information
We are pleased to invite you contribute to the Special Issue of Membranes on selective nano/subnanometer-scale mass transport. Membranes/channels with a confined space featuring selective mass transport (for instance, gases, liquids, and ions) at the nano/subnanometer scale have attracted growing interest over the past decades. In particular, these channels have shown tremendous potential for applications in the fields of energy storage and conversion, chemical sensing, and molecular separation. However, their practical applications have continuously faced challenges with respect to efficiency, stability, and scalability. This Special Issue mainly focus on membranes/channels for molecular-scale discriminations between similarly sized molecules in gas and liquid mixtures or ions by attending to the most detailed features of nanomaterials, manufacturing technology, transport mechanisms, and membrane applications. Original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:
- Polymer-based membranes
- Nanoporous material membranes/channels, e.g., zeolites, MOFs, COFs, and related materials
- One-dimensional (1D) tubes/channels, e.g., carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and 1D organic/inorganic channels
- Two-dimensional channels/ membranes, e.g., graphene, graphene oxide, MoS2, MXene, and other 2D materials
- Characterization and mechanism of membrane/channel formation
- Transport mechanisms in nano/subnano confined space, modeling, and simulation
- Gas/vapor separation, carbon capture
- Liquid separation, water treatment
- Energy related applications
- Membrane reactors based on selective gas/vapor, liquid, or ion transport
- Membrane modules and processes, membrane hybrid systems
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Jie Shen
Dr. Zongyao Zhou
Dr. Sheng Zhou
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 2200 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.
- transport mechanisms
- porous materials
- molecular-level separation
- membrane process