Special issue on advanced membranes and membrane processes for carbon neutrality

Published 20 June, 2022


Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the atmosphere are widely recognised as the main driver of climate change. Reducing GHG emissions are critical to meet the 1.5 °C scenario recommended by The Paris Agreement at COP 21 in Paris in 2015.

COP 26, held in 2021, was a carbon-neutral event and the first COP to achieve validation using the PAS2060 international standard on carbon neutrality. To achieve carbon neutrality, the key priority is to reduce and avoid GHG emissions through the application of an innovative Carbon Management Plan, such as zero-carbon energy development, low-carbon energy and process design, and carbon-negative system construction. As an energy-efficient separation technology, the membrane-based process plays a major role in reducing GHG emissions in key sectors and in removing CO2 from the atmosphere, or other gas mixtures, to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 or 2060.

This special issue will include advanced membranes and membrane processes for high-efficiency carbon capture and utilisation, energy efficient hydrogen purification and separation, wastewater recycling and zero discharge, and negative carbon emission technologies.

Topics covered:

  • Integrated membrane/bioreactor for renewable biofuelproduction
  • Hydrocarbon separations
  • Membranes for olefin/paraffin separations
  • Membranes for natural gas sweetening
  • Organic solvent nanofiltration
  • Electrodialysis
  • Ceramic membrane for SOFCs
  • Ion separations with membranes
  • Advanced membranes for green hydrogen production
  • Advanced membrane materials and processes for carbon capture, utilisationand storage (CCUS)
  • Membrane-based direct air capture with carbon storage (DACCS)
  • Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
  • Advanced membranes for blue hydrogen production with CCS (BHCCS)
  • Membranes for carbon dioxide removal (m-CDR)
  • Process modelling and techno-economic analysis of membrane approach for carbon neutrality

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 30 September 2023

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select Carbon neutrality on submission.

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