Special Issue "Separation of MOFs-Based Membrane Materials"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Membranes and Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 June 2023) | Viewed by 274

Special Issue Editors

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, China
Interests: computational chemistry; catalysis; separation
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Interests: carbon capture and utilization; greenhouse gas CO2 separation; sea water desalination; wastewater treatment; oil water separation; haze removal; heavy metal and organic pollutant removal from drinking water; MOF; COF; PAF; POC; PIM; CTF; MMM materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Membrane-based techniques have been extensively studied and reported in the past few decades. Membranes can be classified according to their nature (synthetic or biological), structure (symmetric or asymmetric), geometry (tubular, flat sheet or hollow fiber) or transport mechanism (dense or porous). From a material point of view, membranes can also be classified into a variety of groups (polymeric membranes, mixed-matrix membranes etc.). Materials with microscopic pores are expected to have superior separation performance due to their size-exclusion mechanisms. Of particular interest are the so-called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which are formed by metal and organic linkers. Owing to their intrinsic porous characteristics, unique chemical versatility and abundant functionalities, MOFs have received substantial attention for membrane separation, including continuous MOFs membranes or MOF-based mixed matrix membranes.

This Special Issue of Polymers invites both research articles and reviews addressing several aspects of the separation of MOFs-based membrane materials, such as types of MOFs-based membranes, advanced techniques for synthesis, gas separation, liquids separation, density functional theory studies on mechanisms, and molecular dynamics simulations on the separation process. The above list is only indicative, and any other works related to the topic are welcome as well. We hope that this Special Issue will cover the latest research concerning the separation of MOF-based membrane materials, which could help for future development.

Prof. Dr. Lei Liu
Prof. Dr. Jiangtao Liu
Guest Editors

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  • MOFs membranes
  • gas separation
  • liquid separation
  • density functional theory
  • molecular dynamics simulations

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