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Membrane materials targeting carbon capture and utilization

Over the past decades, fossil fuel combustion has emitted large quantities of CO2 into the atmosphere, resulting in global climate change. Nowadays, it's considered a feasible strategy to capture CO2...

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Separation mechanism, selectivity enhancement strategies and advanced materials for mono-/multivalent ion-selective nanofiltration membrane

Mono-/multivalent ion-selective separation has become a common requirement at the water-energy nexus, including energy storage and conversion, water purification, and sustainable industrial processes....

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Polymer membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration: Recent progress, challenges and perspectives

The development of polymer materials and polymer membrane fabrication techniques in recent years greatly elevates the importance and feasibility of organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) technology, while...

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Progress in design of halloysite nanotubes-polymer nanocomposite membranes and their applications

Driven by the diverse functionalization of halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) and advanced membrane preparation technologies, a tremendous progress in HNTs-polymer nanocomposite membranes has been made during...

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Advanced microporous membranes for H2/CH4 separation: Challenges and perspectives

The utilization of hydrogen is regarded as the effective approach to arrive at the global carbon-neutrality target. Hydrogen/methane separation is a necessary unit for the hydrogen production in the...

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Recent advances of thin film composite nanofiltration membranes for Mg2+/Li+ separation

The prevalent adoption of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) has sparked a surge in interest regarding lithium extraction, particularly from lithium-rich brines. As some brine sources contain a higher ratio...

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Facilitated transport membranes for CO2/CH4 separation - State of the art

Membrane separation is a promising alternative for gas purification. Facilitated transport (FT) membranes, with reversible reactions to promote CO2 transport, can simultaneously obtain high CO2 permeability...

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Electro-desalination: State-of-the-art and prospective

Desalination as a vital technology for removing salts from saline water, is widely employed in municipal water supply, wastewater treatment, saltwater desalination, and chemical purification. The membrane-based...

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Metal-organic frameworks-based mixed matrix pervaporation membranes for recovery of organics

Metal-organic framework (MOF)-based mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) have attracted significant attentions for their distinguished characteristics in pervaporation such as enhanced selectivity, increased...

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Development and emerging application of membrane degassing technology

With the development of membrane separation technology, some traditional separation and purification methods have been replaced by membrane technology. Compared to traditional method, the membrane method...

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Explainable machine learning for unraveling solvent effects in polyimide organic solvent nanofiltration membranes

Understanding the effects of solvents on organic solvent nanofiltration currently depends on results obtained from small datasets, which slows down the industrial implementation of this technology....

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3D printing for precision construction of ceramic membranes: Current status, challenges, and prospects

3D printing of ceramic materials has gained tremendous attention in recent years due to its high efficiency and competitive prices in the fabrication of advanced ceramics with complex geometric structures....

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Hybrid CO2 capture processes consisting of membranes: A technical and techno-economic review

Because of the greenhouse effect, there is a pressing need to restrict and reduce CO2 emissions. Post-combustion capture technology is a type of widely used technologies for CO2 capture. Compared to...

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Spray-assisted assembly of thin-film composite membranes in one process

Spray coating has been exploited to fabricate and tailor the morphologies of various components in thin film composite membranes separately. For the first time, here we exploit this technology to construct...

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Machine learning toward improving the performance of membrane-based wastewater treatment: A review

Machine learning (ML) is a data-driven approach that can be applied to design, analyze, predict, and optimize a process based on existing data. Recently, ML has found its application in improving membrane...

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Engineering silica membranes for separation performance, hydrothermal stability, and production scalability

Silica membranes have been successfully practiced for solvent dehydration and emerged as an exciting platform for gas separations (such as H2/CO2) due to their unique porous structures for molecular...

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Smart membranes for oil/water emulsions separation: A review

Oily wastewater poses a significant impact on both environments and human societies. Especially, the treatment of oil/water emulsions for separating oil from water is challenging due to the high stability...

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Emerging nanomaterial incorporated membranes for gas separation and pervaporation towards energetic-efficient applications

Gas separation (GS) and pervaporation (PV) mainly based on solution-diffusion mechanism, are two important processes for the challenging transport and separation of gaseous and vapor molecules. Various...

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Designing energy-efficient separation membranes: Knowledge from nature for a sustainable future

Membrane separation has provided efficient solutions for addressing energy and environmental challenges over the past few decades due to its low energy consumption, convenient operation, and reduced...

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Positively charged nanofiltration membranes for efficient Mg2+/Li+ separation from high Mg2+/Li+ ratio brine

Nanofiltration has gained increasing attention in lithium extraction from salt lake brine with high Mg2+/Li+ ratio. However, conventional nanofiltration membranes with negatively charged surfaces suffer...

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Recent advances of thin film composite membranes for pervaporation applications: A comprehensive review

Thin film composite (TFC) membrane, composed of an ultrathin selective layer and a microporous support layer, has exhibited its great potential for pervaporation applications, because of the high permeability,...

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In-situ interfacial polymerization of zwitterionic nanofiltration membranes with anti-scaling performance

Mineral scaling caused by multivalent metal ions can significantly hinder the long-term operation of nanofiltration membranes. In this study, in-situ interfacial polymerization including a posttreatment...

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Catalytic membrane reactors for carbon peaking and carbon neutrality

Catalytic membrane reactors have the advantages of allowing the selective removal of products, avoiding the separation procedure of powder catalysts from the reaction mixture, intensifying the diffusion...

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Recent development and prospect of membranes for alkaline zinc-iron flow battery

Alkaline zinc-iron flow battery (AZIFB) is promising for stationary energy storage to achieve the extensive application of renewable energies due to its features of high safety, high power density and...

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A review on 2D porous organic polymers for membrane-based separations: Processing and engineering of transport channels

The expansion of separation demands at molecular and ionic levels has triggered extensive research to explore new materials as promising practical membranes for separations. Owing to their dimension-related...

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