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Special Issue "Nanomaterial-Based Membranes for Water Treatment and Desalination"
A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Applications".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2023 | Viewed by 9310
Special Issue Editors
Interests: nanomaterials; membrane fabrication; reverse electrodialysis; forward osmosis; battery; ion exchange membrane; nanofiltration
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Interests: membrane separation processes (MF, UF, NF, RO and FO); membrane fouling (characterization, mass transport); transport and process modelling in desalination; membrane bioreactor process for micropollutant removal; novel desalination and wastewater reuse technologies and processes; biological processes; resource recovery and wastewater treatment-based microalgae; flat sheet/hollow fiber membrane fabrication
Special Issue Information
In an era where the importance of securing clean water gradually increases, we need to develop water treatment and desalination technology intensively. Industrial wastewater contains many pollutants or impurities such as heavy metals, dyes, salts, organic/inorganic compounds, toxic chemicals. These substances should be removed by proper method. The main process techniques for water treatment are precipitation, redox reaction, anaerobic process, nanofiltration (NF), and membrane-based separation method. Most of these processes are technical fields of chemical engineering, but in NF or membrane-based separation processes, the membrane plays a key role. The membranes for this process need various properties according to the target substance, and there is still much room for development. In particular, in recent years, since the components to be removed in wastewater have become diverse and extraordinary, there is a limit to purification with the existing general membranes, and the need to apply nanomaterials is increasing. Another important method for obtaining water resources is desalination. Desalination can be carried out through reverse osmosis (RO), electrodialysis, pervaporation, forward osmosis (FO), and multiple combined processes using various commercial membranes. However, the membranes for desalination still have room for further innovations. It is possible to improve some properties or overall performances of the membrane by introducing new materials or surface/structure engineering. Nanomaterials can be vital to overcoming obstacles in water treatment and desalination technology, such as the trade-off relationship between water permeance and solute rejection, chemical/mechanical damage in specific pH, fouling problems, etc. Considering the above, we need to focus on researching nanomaterial-based membranes for water treatment and desalination at this chance.
Therefore, in this special issue, we welcome any research articles, communications, and critical/comprehensive reviews related to the membrane fabrication (or analysis) and fouling study that applies to water treatment and desalination. More specifically, researches on the membranes using nanomaterials, engineering of the conventional membrane, simulation/calculation related to water treatment and desalination process, transport phenomena, fouling analysis, anti-fouling technique would be the proper items for this special issue.
- Nanomaterial-based membranes for water treatment (nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, and electrodialysis, etc.).
- Nanomaterial-based membranes for desalination (reverse osmosis, membrane distillation, pervaporation, forward osmosis, etc.).
- Transport phenomena in the membranes for water treatment and desalination cases.
- Anti-fouling techniques in water treatment and desalination cases.
- Fouling analysis in the membranes for water treatment and desalination cases.
- Simulation/calculation of interactions between membrane and substance for water treatment and desalination cases.
Dr. Jaewon Jang
Dr. Thanh Tin Nguyen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Membrane fabrication
- Water treatment
- Fouling characterization
- Transport phenomena