Special Issue "Numerical Modelling in Membrane Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021) | Viewed by 42357
Interests: membrane processes; transport modelling; electrokinetic characterization; surface modification; water treatment
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Membrane processes have demonstrated their enormous potential for water treatment by removing organic and mineral contaminants before permeating stream discharge or by concentrating high added-value compounds in retentate stream. Although the advantages and drawbacks of the various membrane processes are well known, the mechanisms governing their filtration performances are usually not fully understood and discussion is often still open. For this purpose, researchers develop numerical models for decades to describe the transport of species through membranes, in order to predict their performances for specific applications.
This Special Issue on “Numerical Modelling in Membrane Processes” seeks to collate original research studies which deal with the use of mathematical models to understand, describe, predict or optimize the performances of membrane processes. This Special Issue mainly focuses on the modelling of fluid flow or mass transfer, and especially the description of phenomena governing filtration performances such as transport mechanisms, exclusion phenomena, fouling, concentration polarization, surface charge regulation, etc. The numerical approaches proposed in submitted manuscripts can be applied to various membrane processes, such as pressure-driven (reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration), concentration-driven (pervaporation, forward osmosis, pressure retarded osmosis), electrically driven (electrodialysis) or thermally driven (membrane distillation) processes.
As Guest Editors, we cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for publication in this Special Issue of the journal Membranes. Authors are invited to submit recent results in the form of either research papers or critical reviews of the state-of-the-art.
We are looking forward to receiving your valued contributions.
Dr. Sébastien Déon
Prof. Dr. Patrick Dutournié
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 2700 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.
- Membrane processes
- Transport Modelling
- Filtration performances
- Concentration polarization