Special Issue "Biomass-Based Polymer Membranes and Films: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2023 | Viewed by 2074
2. National Forestry and Grassland Administration Key Laboratory of Plant Fiber Functional Materials, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350108, China
Interests: biomass-based membranes; nanoporous materials; nanofiltration; water purfication; molecular separation; ionic separation
Interests: cellulose nanocrystals; natural polymers; biomass composite materials; smart hydrogel film
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Polymer membranes and films have been widely applied in chemical separations, sensors, batteries, and flexible electronic devices. Biomass-based polymers provide a sustainable material platform for developing membranes and films, which feature the advantages of zero carbon emissions, abundant natural functional groups, easy degradation and tunable properties via different synthesis modification methods. In recent years, extensive efforts have been devoted to engineering biomass-based polymer membranes and films with tailored-made structures and outstanding performance. However, the variety of biomass-based polymers for membranes/films, in addition to fabrication technologies, is still limited. Furthermore, their applications still need to be expanded.
For this Special Issue of Polymers, full research papers, communications, and review articles are invited on the following topics:
- Biomass-based polymer membrane/film synthesis;
- Biomass-based polymer membrane/film characterization;
- Biomass-based polymer membrane/film modification;
- Biomass-based polymer membranes for chemical separations;
- Biomass-based polymer films for sensors, batteries, and electronic devices.
Dr. Xinda You
Dr. Qilin Lu
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- reverse osmosis
- forward osmosis
- mass transport in membrane
- mixed matrix membranes
- hydrogel film
- functional films