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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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Air nanobubbles (ANBs) incorporated sandwich-structured carbon nanotube membranes (CNM) for highly permeable and stable forward osmosis

The selective transport of water/ions through conventional forward osmosis (FO) membranes is largely impeded by solution-diffusion and internal concentration polarization (ICP). Herein, we report a...

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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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Advanced organic molecular sieve membranes for carbon capture: Current status, challenges and prospects

Carbon capture is crucial to reducing anthropogenic carbon emissions and thus mitigating global warming. Owing to the energy-efficient and environmental-benign features, membrane technology holds great...

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Porous composite membrane based on organic substrate for molecular sieving: Current status, opportunities and challenges

Membrane materials with excellent selectivity and high permeability are the key for high-efficiency membrane separation. New-type porous materials have developed as ideal building blocks for molecular...

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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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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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A criterion of diluent selection for the polymeric membrane formation via thermally induced phase separation process based on Hansen solubility parameter theory

The Hansen solubility parameter (HSP) theory, which includes the Hansen dispersion (D), polar (P), and hydrogen (H) components and a derivative ‘solubility parameter distance, Ra’ parameter, was adopted...

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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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Bio-inspired molecular bridge anchoring GO laminates onto PAN substrate for molecular separation

Graphene oxide (GO) films are highlighted to have great potential in water purification. The highly chemical and thermally stable polyacrylonitrile (PAN) competently constructs a superior substrate...

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Advanced membranes: The new era of membrane research

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Metal-organic framework based mixed matrix hydrogel membranes for highly efficient gas separation

MOF/polymer interface in mixed-matrix membranes (MMMs) has been considered as a crucial issue for achieving highly efficient gas separation performance. In this research, aluminum fumarate framework...

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A review of nano-confined composite membranes fabricated inside the porous support

Asymmetric composite membranes composed of a porous support layer and compact selective layer have been used in many fields. Nowadays, most studies focus on the material design and structure optimization...

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Advanced membranes with responsive two-dimensional nanochannels

As an emerging research direction, advanced membranes with responsive two-dimensional (2D) nanochannels are developed to mimic biological functions of cell membranes. Tuning the physical and/or chemical...

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Deconstruction and reconstitution of fouling layer in decolorization of cane juice by nanofiltration membrane

Ubiquitous membrane fouling is a knotty problem in membrane-based sugar-making process, which limits productivity and sugar quality. Especially during decolorization of sugarcane juice by nanofiltration...

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Significantly improved pervaporation performance by relatively continuous and defect-free distribution of IL-modified ZIF-8 in PDMS membrane

Organophilic pervaporation (PV) mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) possess huge potential in organic wastewater treatment with merits of environmentally friendly and high-efficiency. The filler dispersion...

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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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Hemocompatibility enhancement of polyethersulfone membranes: Strategies and challenges

Polyethersulfone (PES) membranes have been widely used as attractive materials especially in the field of blood purification due to their great oxidative, thermal, and chemical stability, as well as...

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Robust braid reinforced hollow fiber membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN)

The hollow fiber organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) membranes have drawn increasing interest for the refining of high value-added products such as nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals....

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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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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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