Special Issue: 60 Years of the Loeb-Sourirajan Membrane
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 工程：化工 - 3区
Chemical Engineering Research and Design is planning a special issue in recognition of 60 Years of the Loeb-Sourirajan Membrane: From Fundamental Research to Industrial Application. The issue will be co-edited by Professor Dr Xianshe Feng (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Associate Professor Dr Woei Jye Lau (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia).
The aim of this special issue is to bring forth theoretical advances, novel characterization techniques, materials development and applications of membrane-based technologies. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the first asymmetric membrane invented by Sidney Loeb and Srinivasa Sourirajan (University of California, Los Angeles) on the breakthrough discovery of the semipermeable membrane for desalting seawater in the 1950s.
For this special issue, particular emphasis will be placed on the theoretical advances on the membrane separation mechanism, advancement in the materials development for polymeric membrane synthesis, novel membrane characterization techniques, design of efficient membrane module and system, and emerging applications of polymeric membranes. This special issue will cover not only the primary application of polymeric membranes for water/wastewater treatment but also other applications dealing with gas separation, energy production, and biomedical processes.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
· Advances on the fundamental knowledge of the membrane separation mechanism
· Novel techniques for membrane characterization
· Recent development of functional inorganic/organic materials for membrane synthesis
· Computational modelling and simulation of membrane process
· Design of efficient membrane module and integrated membrane system
· Performance evaluation of advanced membrane properties for water and gas separations
· Emerging membrane processes for energy production and biomedical applications
· Case studies on large/pilot-scale membrane treatment processes