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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Separation Science and Technology

For a Special Issue on
Applications of Membrane Separation Technologies for Water, Energy, Environment

Manuscript deadline
30 September 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Simin Huang, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Distributed Energy Systems, Guangdong Provincial Engineering Research Center of Distributed Energy Systems, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan, 523808, China
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Zongli Xie, CSIRO Manufacturing, Private bag 10, Clayton South, Victoria, 3169, Australia
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Kui He, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Distributed Energy Systems, Guangdong Provincial Engineering Research Center of Distributed Energy Systems, Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan, 523808, China
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Xianghong Qian, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA Interests: membrane bioreactor, catalytic membrane, and membrane fabrication.
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Filicia Wicaksana, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.
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Applications of Membrane Separation Technologies for Water, Energy, Environment

Membrane separation technology has been applied to various industrial processes. Some of them become mature and were successfully commercialized, such as fresh water recovery by reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, microfiltration and etc. However, many other membranes and membrane processes are still being developed to overcome problems such as high cost and low performance. For instance, membrane distillation is a promising technology to recover fresh water from brine and harvest energy from low grade heat source. Currently, membrane distillation is still in its infancy. Membranes with low pore-wetting, good antifouling performance as well as membrane contactors with high mass transfer performance need to be developed. These are also the common key features related to other membrane separation process, such as solvent extraction, wastewater treatment, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), membrane humidification & dehumidification and etc.

In recent years, the development of the relative technology is fast. The aim of this special issue is, therefore, to collect papers intending to solve those common bottleneck problems of various membrane technologies individually or as a hybrid process. All technologies aiming for improving the performance of membranes and the separation processes driven by hydraulic, osmotic, or thermal pressure along with other biochemical technologies are considered as the nexus framework of water-energy-environment.

Topics may include, but are not limited to,

freshwater treatment (FO/PRO/RO/UF/MF/ED/hybrid membranes)

membrane distillation

membrane recovery of reusable wastewater

catalytic membranes

extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

innovative design of membrane contactors

innovative testing method of membrane performance and etc.

Authors are invited to submit their original research works, literature reviews, and short communications prepared on the application of various state-of-the-art membrane technologies on those topics.

It tries to create a collection of rigorous research articles and insights on advancement of membrane separation technology that harvests water and energy.

Submission Instructions

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/lsst20  by registering and logging in to this website.

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline selecting the special issue of “Applications of Membrane Separation Technologies for Water, Energy, Environment”. All papers will be 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.

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.

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