Paper Submission

Please send your abstract (max. 1500 characters) using the provided ICIM_2018_Template to until November 30, 2017. Please indicate in which session (see the following conference topics) you wish to present your paper.

Submissions for the PhD student speech contest need a confirmation of the PhD student status by the supervisor.

Please also indicate if you are interested in publishing a full length paper in a special issue of the Journal of Separation and Purification Technology.


Conference topics

The conference topics will be covered in 3 parallel sessions

1 Membrane science
a. Membrane materials (oxides, non-oxides, metals, zeolites, MOFs, carbon, etc.)
b. Membrane preparation (dip coating, CVD, PVD, etc.)
c. Membrane characterization (pore size, porosity, thickness, permeance, permselectivity, etc.)
d. Membrane modeling

2 Membrane technology
a. Modules (tubular, disc, hollow fiber, etc.)
b. Plants (dead end, cross flow, membrane cleaning, combination of processes, etc.)
c. Applications (liquid filtration, gas separation, pervaporation, diafiltration, membrane distillation, etc.)
d. Membrane reactors (membrane contactor, membrane extractor, membrane distributor, etc.)

3 Membranes and layers for electrochemical devices
a. Fuel cells and electrolyzers (SOFC, SOEC, MCFC, etc.)
b. Batteries (Li-ion, Na-ion, etc.)
c. Sensors (O2, CO2, H2, etc.)



The final program will be published on March 31, 2018.


Preliminary schedule and social events

Monday, June 18, 2018
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Registration for workshop membrane technology and testing
8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Bus transfer to Fraunhofer IKTS in Hermsdorf
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Workshop „Membrane technology and testing“
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Bus transfer to Hotel Westin Bellevue
4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Registration for conference
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Welcome reception at Hotel Westin Bellevue

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Grand opening
9:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Plenary speech
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Parallel sessions
6.30 p.m.–10.00 p.m. Poster session

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Parallel sessions
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Ship tour on the river Elbe

Thursday, June 21, 2018
8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Parallel sessions
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. PhD student speech contest
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Parallel sessions
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Conference dinner

Friday, June 22, 2018
9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Parallel sessions
11:30 a.m.–12:50 p.m. ”Burggraaf honorary session”
12:50 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Closing ceremony