ICIM 2014

13th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes

6-9 July 2014, Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia

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Plenary Speakers
Jürgen Caro
, University of Hannover, Germany
Jerry Lin
, Arizona State University, USA
Arian Nijmeijer
, Shell, The Netherlands
Motoharu Noguchi, Metawater, Japan
Toshinori Tsuru
, Hiroshima University, Japan
Ingolf Voigt
, Fraunhofer IKTS, Germany

Keynote Speakers
André Ayral
, European Institute of Membranes (IEM), France
Mihai Barboiu, European Institute of Membranes (IEM), France
Henny Bouwmeester, Twente University, The Netherlands
Rune Bredesen, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Norway
Anita Buekenhoudt, VITO, Belgium
Anne Julbe, European Institute of Membranes (IEM), France
Andreas Kaiser, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark  
Kang Li, Imperial College London, UK
Manfred Martin, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Ian Metcalfe, Newcastle University, UK
Wilhelm Meulenberg, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Keita Miyajima, Noritake Company Ltd., Japan
Shin-ichi Nakao, Kogakuin University, Japan
José Serra, Polytechnic University of Valencia , Spain
David Sholl, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Theodore Tsotsis, University of Southern California, USA
Jaap Vente, Energy Centre of The Netherlands, The Netherlands
Henk Verweij, The Ohio State University, USA
J. Douglas Way, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Weishen Yang, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China

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Organised every other year, the International Conference on Inorganic Membranes (ICIM) is the premier venue for reporting and discussing the latest developments in the field of inorganic membranes.

Note: It has come to our attention that a WASET-organized conference entitled 'ICIM2014' is due to take place in May 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Elsevier-organized International Conference on Inorganic Membranes, which is the 13th in a long-established series and is officially recognized by the Membrane Society of Australasia, is not associated with the WASET meeting in any way.

The proposed programme of the 13th edition (ICIM2014) will build upon the undeniable success of previous ICIM conferences, covering the broad range of fields that have come to be represented. However, ICIM2014 will be particularly focused on the most urgent and pressing needs facing society in the early 21st century, namely “Water, Food, Health, Energy and the Environment” and the background membrane research pointing to the way forward.

Practitioners in the field are obviously aware of the tremendous opportunities to address these challenges using inorganic membrane science and technology – indeed the future sustainability and prosperity of the entire world relies on sustainable, affordable and environmentally benign membrane technologies being developed and commercialised. Membrane technology is a truly enabling technology. For this reason the proposed ICIM2014 programme will include many topics as set out below under the theme “Water, Food, Health, Energy and the Environment”. We will also endeavour to include any novel topics which may be in the interest of the research community, government and industry.

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Topics List:

  • Membrane reactors
  • Gas separation
  • Desalination and water treatment
  • Bio-fuel processing
  • Characterisation
  • Modelling
  • Carbon, ceramic, zeolite and metal alloy membranes
  • Hollow fibres
  • Hierarchical membrane structures
  • Novel membrane materials (i.e. CNT and MOF)
  • Scale up
  • Engineering design
  • Sealing materials and design
  • Process integration
  • Novel process applications
  • Fuel cell membranes
  • Food processing
  • Bio-mimetic membranes
  • Drug delivery
  • Biosensors and biomedical
  • Inorganic hybrid membranes

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Supporting Organisations

The University of Queensland
UNESCO Centre for Membrane Science and Technology
The University of New South Wales
Victoria University
The University of Melbourne
Monash University
Curtin University

Supporting Journal

Separation Purification Technology