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3rd International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology, will be organized around the theme “Recent advancements and applications in various Membrane Separation Techniques”

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Membrane processes according to a driving force such as transmembrane pressure (microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis), concentration gradient (forward osmosis), and vapor partial pressure gradient (gas separation, membrane distillation) are included. The importance of membrane transport, cells utilize an extensive range of transport mechanisms. The mechanisms fall into one of three classifications: simple diffusion, facilitated diffusion, and active transport.

  • Track 1-1Micro Filtration
  • Track 1-2Ultra Filtration
  • Track 1-3Reverse Osmosis
  • Track 1-4Nano Filtration
  • Track 1-5Membrane Characterization
  • Track 1-6Membrane Module development
  • Track 1-7Transport Characteristics
  • Track 1-8Propensity to Fouling and Biofouling

Membrane separation and electrochemical renovation are examples of key processes that enter into many highly efficient technologies related to clean energy. Membrane separation may, for example, be integrated into technology recycled for sustainable power generation and hydrogen production with CO2 capture from fossil fuels, while fuel cells and electrolysers are technologies for slighter scale energy efficient production of electricity and hydrogen.

  • Track 2-1Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
  • Track 2-2Ionomers
  • Track 2-3Hydrogen
  • Track 2-4Palladium Membranes
  • Track 2-5Carbon Capture

Gas membrane units can be engaged in numerous processes. The application zone can range from purification or recovery of waste gas streams to generation of a high quality product (e.g. hydrogen, methane, syngas and helium). Membrane separation has been used additional and more extensively in a range of industrial processes from conventional chemical processing to pharmaceutical, healthcare and environmental applications. With the recent quick development in new materials and ever growing demand in reducing energy consumptions in chemical and process industry, novel membranes and processes are being industrialized for new applications. The membrane group discovers these new frontiers, based on chemical engineering science, in collaboration with top scientists worldwide.

  • Track 3-1Natural Gas Purification
  • Track 3-2Vapor Phase Dehydration
  • Track 3-3Gas Separation/Filtration Applications
  • Track 3-4Membrane Modules
  • Track 3-5Process Design

Membrane technology is still evolving, finding more and additional applications in food processing. Conventional techniques such as micro- and ultrafiltration or reverse osmosis can now be regarded as more or less standard unit operations that are being implemented in numerous processes. Newer techniques such as pervaporation and bipolar membrane technology offer new possibilities, but are still in the process of development. 

  • Track 4-1Fermented Products
  • Track 4-2Biofuels
  • Track 4-3Biotechnology
  • Track 4-4Food Products
  • Track 4-5Membranes for Textile Architecture
  • Track 4-6Pharmaceutical industry & Membranes
  • Track 4-7Membranes in Chemical industry
  • Track 4-8Landfill Leachate Treatment

Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment, is an precious source detailing sustainable, emerging processes, to provide clean, energy saving and cost effective alternatives to conventional processes. Membrane separation is playing an increasingly important role in water treatment, water reclamation, wastewater treatment and desalination applications. Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have great potential for more efficient treatment of wastewater with suggestively reduced land footprint. Reverse osmosis (RO) is the key stream desalination technology with significantly lower energy consumption compared to thermal based processes. RO has also been implemented in many countries and regions for wastewater reclamation. Other membrane processes, such as electrodialysis (ED), forward osmosis (FO), and membrane distillation (MD) are also finding their competitive edge in seawater and brackish water desalination.

  • Track 5-1Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  • Track 5-2Waste water Characteristics
  • Track 5-3Waste water Reclamation Process
  • Track 5-4Waste water Regulations
  • Track 5-5Desalination

Ion-exchange membranes are usually used in electrodialysis or diffusion dialysis by means of an electrical potential or concentration gradient, respectively, to selectively transport cationic and anionic types. When applied in anion- and cation-exchange membranes, an electrodialysis desalination process is typically arranged in an alternating pattern between two electrodes (an anode and a cathode) within the electrodialysis stack. A galvanic potential is provided as a voltage generated at the electrodes

  • Track 6-1Alkaline fuel cell
  • Track 6-2Artificial membrane
  • Track 6-3Gas diffusion electrode
  • Track 6-4Proton exchange membrane
  • Track 6-5Electrodialysis
  • Track 6-6Ion Exchange Membranes
  • Track 6-7Alkaline anion exchange membrane
  • Track 6-8Membranes for energy applications
  • Track 6-9Electroconductivity Diffusion

Dense metallic membranes are typified by palladium (Pd) membrane for hydrogen permeation and silver (Ag) membrane for oxygen permeation. Pd‐based membranes possess very reasonable hydrogen permeability, but the oxygen permeability of Ag‐based membranes is orders of magnitude lower than the hydrogen permeability of Pd‐based membranes. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the application of MRs for various reactions toward higher conversion and yield improvement.

  • Track 7-1Composited Pd Membranes
  • Track 7-2Hydrogen Purification
  • Track 7-3Hydrogen Production
  • Track 7-4Catalytic Membrane Reactors

New zeolitic materials and new synthesis methods, such as hydrothermal synthesis, seeding and microwave heating, have been incessantly reported in the literature. Many efforts have been dedicated to the synthesis of hybrid or mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) since MMMs clearly outperformed polymeric membranes. In a molecular sieve carbon membrane, gas molecules slighter than the pore size of the membrane can permeate the membrane. Larger molecules are completely retained. Molecular sieve carbon membranes display very high selectivities and can be used, e.g., for selective separation of hydrogen from natural gas.

 

Porous and polymeric membranes have a thin layer of semi-permeable material that is used for solute separation as transmembrane pressure is applied across the membrane. Polymeric membrane materials are intrinsically limited by a tradeoff between their permeability and their selectivity, yet they have been the basis for high-performance gas-separation applications. Virtually, all gas separations in polymeric membranes are limited by an upper boundary in a log–log plot of gas selectivity and permeability.

  • Track 9-1Mixed Matrix Membranes
  • Track 9-2Hollow Fiber Membranes
  • Track 9-3Sol–gel deposition Mechanism
  • Track 9-4Polymeric membrane

Biological membranes consist of a dual sheet (known as a bilayer) of lipid molecules. This structure is usually referred to as the phospholipid bilayer. In addition to the many types of lipids that occur in biological membranes, membrane proteins and sugars are also key mechanisms of the structure. Membrane proteins play a vital role in biological membranes, as they help to preserve the structural integrity, organization and flow of material through membranes. Sugars are establish on one side of the bilayer only, and are attached by covalent bonds to some lipids and proteins.

  • Track 10-1Bio Catalysts
  • Track 10-2Aeration
  • Track 10-3Bio Transformation