Special Issue "Development and Applications of Polymeric Membranes for Separation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2024 | Viewed by 628
Interests: polymer physics; thermodynamics; phase diagram; phase behavior; polymeric materials; polymeric membranes; polymeric powders; differential scanning calorimetry; scanning electron microscopy; optical microscopy
Interests: membrane design; membrane fabrication; membrane-based separation processes; high-throughput techniques; industry oriented applications
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Interests: semicrystalline polymer; phase diagram; phase behavior; structure evolution; polymeric materials; scanning electron microscopy; differential scanning calorimetry; optical microscopy
As a sustainable approach, the membrane separation is playing an increasingly important role for the processing and recovery of target compounds from various gas and liquid streams due to its lower energy cost, footprint, and flexibility in operation. The majority of membranes used in separation processes are based on amorphous and semicrystalline polymers. This Special Issue entitled “Development and Applications of Polymeric Membranes for Separation” will cover both the fundamental and applied aspects of polymeric membrane preparation and application, including but not limited to:
- The structure evolution and phase behavior of the polymeric systems during the membrane formation by nonsolvent- and vapor-induced phase separation (NIPS, VIPS) methods, as well as the thermally induced phase separation (TIPS) method, and their combination;
- Mechanisms of structure formation of the membranes in the phase separation processes induced by changing the temperature and/or nonsolvent addition;
- Novel approaches to the formation of polymeric membranes, including the focus on sustainability such as the use of green solvents or solvent-free methods;
- Novel membrane materials, including mixed matrix membranes and polymer–polymer blends;
- Gas and liquid separation and membrane contactors.
Both original research and review articles are welcome in this Special Issue.
Dr. Konstantin V. Pochivalov
Dr. Alexey V. Volkov
Dr. Andrey V. Basko
Manuscript Submission Information
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- polymeric membrane
- membrane fabrication
- phase behaviour
- structure formation
- gas separation
- liquid separation