Separation and Purification Technology is a journal dedicated to the dissemination of novel methods for separation and purification in chemical and environmental engineering for homogeneous solutions and heterogeneous mixtures. This includes any separation and/or purification of liquids, vapors and gases, with the exception of methods intended for analytical purposes. Soil science, polymer science and metallurgy are outside the scope of the journal.
Separation and Purification Technology welcomes contributions focused on experimental studies and theoretical analyses of phenomena associated with and arising from separation and purification as well as process development and simulation, equipment design and fabrication. Preparation and modification of materials used in separation and/or purification operations can be considered if the intended separation and/or purification is an essential part of the work rather than a tool for characterization of a material. Such new materials should allow for separations that cannot be achieved with existing materials; alternative materials for e.g., adsorption are not sufficiently novel.
Contributions should be always related to new or improved separation methods or principles; applications are welcome provided that they are not a direct implementation of known separation methods. Of particular interest are articles aimed at solving separation problems encountered in the emerging technologies including fields such as biotechnology, biobased feedstocks/products, green technology, energy storage and conversion, and resource recovery and recycling. Authors who wish to contribute a review paper should send an abstract and manuscript outline to one of the Editors prior to submission of the full paper. Review papers should be written by an author with proven expertise in the field, and provide a critical assessment of the state-of-the-art in a specific topic related to novel approaches in separation and purification.

Editorial board


  • Bart Van der Bruggen
    KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium


  • R. Aires-Barros
    Universidade de Lisboa (Lisbon), Lisboa, Portugal
  • Guohua Chen
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, China
  • André de Haan
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
  • Guangsheng LUO
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Bandaru Ramarao
    State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, New York, USA
  • Paul Webley
    University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Editorial Board

  • Francisco Alguacil
    Madrid, Spain
  • Renbi Bai
  • Xueming Chen
    Hangzhou, China
  • Liangyin Chu
    Chengdu, China
  • Tai-Shung (Neal) Chung
  • Joaquin Coronas
    Zaragoza, Spain
  • Adil Denizli
    Ankara, Turkey
  • Enrico Drioli
    Arcavacata di Rende (CS), Italy
  • Xianshe Feng
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Tingyue Gu
    Ohio, USA
  • Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
    Johor, Malaysia
  • Zhongyi Jiang
    Tianjin, China
  • Ruey-Shin Juang
    Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Simon Judd
    Cranfield, Bedford, England, UK
  • Wallace Leung
    Hong Kong, China
  • Huizhou Liu
    Beijing, China
  • Patricia Luis
    Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Ana Margarida Nunes da Mata Pires de Azevedo
    Lisbon, Portugal
  • Manuel Andres Rodrigo
    Real, Spain
  • Alirio Rodrigues
    Porto, Portugal
  • Yan Sun
    Tianjin, China
  • Anthony Szymczyk
    Rennes, France
  • Hooman V. Tafreshi
    Virginia, USA
  • Dominique Thomas
    Nancy, France
  • Costas Tsouris
    Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • Mathias Ulbricht
    Essen, Germany
  • Eugene Vorobiev
    Compiègne, France
  • Minghua Zhou
    Tianjin, China