About this Research Topic
Water scarcity caused by serious water pollution hampers the development of society and affects life quality all over the world. Nearly 80% of the world's population is exposed to high levels of harmful water pollutants such as pesticides, dyes, antibiotics, heavy metals, microbiological contaminants and even disinfectants by contaminated drinking water.
Many efforts have been made to remove these pollutants from waterways and ensure the safety of drinking water via various technologies including advanced adsorption technologies, advanced biodegradation technologies, membrane separation technologies, the flocculation technology, and the advanced oxidation process, in most recent years. Among these technologies, membrane separation technologies attract a lot of attention because of their high separation efficiency, low emission, a high degree of automation and a small footprint. Different membrane separation processes have been successfully deployed for water purification, industrial wastewater treatment, recovery of municipal sewage and domestic sewage, and desalination.
This Research Topic focuses on experimental research and theoretical analyses related to the design of advanced membrane materials, and various membrane separation processes. Original Research, as well as Review articles of experimental and/or modeling contributions, are welcome, including, but not limited to, the below themes:
- Advanced membrane materials, e.g. reverse osmosis, nanofiltration membranes, ultrafiltration membranes, microfiltration membranes, and electrodialysis membranes
- The separation mechanism of various membrane separation processes towards various pollutants in aqueous solutions
- Membrane fouling and membrane fouling control
- Integrated membrane processes with other separation processes, including but not limited to adsorption technologies, biodegradation technologies, flocculation technology, advanced oxidation process, for water treatment and water purification
- Other new materials, methods, and models for water purifications and wastewater treatment
Keywords: Water Environmental Remediation, Advanced Membrane Materials, Separation Mechanism, Membrane Fouling, Integrated Membrane Process
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