Special Issue "Polymers for Membrane Separation: Fabrication and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2023) | Viewed by 2823
Interests: membrane separation; thin-film composite membranes; interfacial polymerization; membrane fabrication; reverse osmosis; nanofiltration; molecular simulation
Interests: molecular separations; membrane fabrication; membrane characterisation; membrane transport processes
Interests: polyamide composite membranes; polymeric mixed matrix membranes; membrane preparation and characterization; molecular/ion sieving
Today, membrane technology is popular in a wide range of separation applications due to its advantageous characteristics such as efficiency, high stability, and ease of operation. It has been used successfully in a number of applications, especially water treatment (drinking water and wastewater treatment), gas separation, and renewable energy storage-transformation processes, thus playing a key role in addressing the problems associated with water resources, the environment, and energy. Despite the widespread application of membrane technology, membrane performance must be improved, e.g., in terms of permeability, selectivity, fouling resistance, and chemical and thermal stability, in order to meet the growing demands for more sustainable industrial processes.
The basis of most membrane processes is membranes made from polymers or polymer composites. Advanced polymeric membranes are always a hot topic of great interest among researchers involved in polymer chemistry, engineering, and applications. Hence, this peer-reviewed Special Issue aims to highlight and promote recent advancements in polymeric membrane technology. We invite the submission of articles and reviews concerning the fabrication, application, theory, and characterization of polymeric membranes. Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Polymeric membranes and polymeric mixed-matrix membranes;
- Membrane preparation and characterization;
- New understanding of membrane formation;
- Transport mechanisms of membrane process;
- Membrane applications in water treatment, gas separation, molecular separation, energy, biomedical devices, and other sustainable processes;
- The modeling and simulation of membrane processes;
- Operation and module design.
Dr. Chi Jiang
Dr. Bingbing Yuan
Dr. Hu Ping
Dr. Zhe Zhai
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- polymeric membranes
- mixed-matrix membranes
- membrane preparation and characterization
- membrane formation
- transport mechanisms
- membrane applications
- simulation of membrane processes
- module design
- water treatment
- gas separation