Membrane Technologies for Sustainable Biofood Production Lines
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 34962
Interests: membrane processes; electrodialytic phenomena; membrane characterization and predictive model; separation; bio-food compounds; plant proteins; bioactive peptides; dairy products; health benefits; eco-efficiency; food production lines; valorization of co-products; circular economy
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This Special Issue will present the latest achievements in membrane technologies for improving the sustainability of the food, biotechnological, and biopharmaceutical industries. Indeed, population growth and urbanization present serious challenges for these sectors since there will be a 70% increase in the global demand by 2050. To satisfy these demands, the food, biotechnological, and biopharmaceutical industries should significantly increase their productivity. However, these industries are aware that in addition to controlling their impacts on the environment, they will have to maintain their levels of safety and quality standards. In this context, the aim of the Special Issue is to obtain a holistic picture of the latest advances in membrane technologies orientated towards the improvement of the biofood production line sustainability.
The scope of this Special Issue involves a large number of topics in the field of membrane science, including membrane applications and the properties of the resulting fractions or products. We welcome papers that include or report on the following: case studies in the field of separation, purification under the action of external pressure, and electric potential gradients applied to a membrane; experimental studies providing new knowledge on the mechanisms of molecule transportation in membrane systems; case studies on material structure–properties relationships; the physicochemical aspects of separation, purification, and fractionation of organic acids, bioactive compounds, food compounds, and nutrients, in membrane systems; the mechanisms of electric current or pressure gradients and their impact on molecule transportation across membranes; the use of membranes to reduce wastewater and valorize by-products; how membrane systems can contribute to a circular economy; a description of molecule transportation through all kinds of membranes; structural characteristics of membranes and their impact on membrane properties and performance for separation processes; processing of alternative food resources by membrane systems and recovery of bioactive fractions or products with improved properties.
Prof. Laurent Bazinet
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- Membrane technology
- Pressure-driven processes
- Electrically driven processes
- Food, biotechnological, and biopharmaceutical sectors
- Membrane coupling
- Membrane contactor
- Membrane reactor
- Circular economy
- Valorization of co-products or by-products
- Food compounds
- Fundamentals of membrane transport
- Water reduction
- Bioactive molecules