Tarabara Research Group


Journal Club


The membrane science journal club at MSU was first organized by our research group and the group of Prof. Merlin Bruening in 2011. At journal club meetings we discuss recent developments in the field of synthetic membranes by analyzing and critiquing recent research papers. Occasionally we discuss older papers or textbook chapters. Our meetings are open to all interested faculty and students at MSU.

Journal club meeting schedule (Summer 2018)
August 16 Topic: TBA
August 2 Topic: TBA
July 19 Topic: TBA
June 28 Topic: TBA
June 14 Topic: TBA
May 31 Topic: TBA
March 2, 2018 Brant, J. A.; Igwe, U. Aggregation and fouling impacts in determining organic and clay removal by electropositive filtration. J. Environ. Eng. 143 (2017) 04017064.
Lead discussant: Xunhao Wang
February 23, 2018 He et. al.: continued. Lead discussant: Charifa Hejase
February 2, 2018 Praetorius, A.; Tufenkji, N.; Goss,K.-U.; Scheringer, M.; von der Kammerd, F.; Elimelech. M. The road to nowhere: equilibrium partition coefficients for nanoparticles. Environ. Sci. Nano 1 (2014) 317-323.
Lead discussant: Hang Shi
January 19, 2018 He, Z.; Kasemset, S.; Kirschner, A. Y.; Cheng, Y.-H.; Paul, D. R.; Freeman, B. D. The effects of salt concentration and foulant surface charge on hydrocarbon fouling of a poly(vinylidene fluoride) microfiltration membrane. Water Res. 117 (2017) 230-241.
Lead discussant: Charifa Hejase
Oct. 25, 2017 He, Z.; Miller, D. J.; Kasemset, S.; Paul, D. R.; Freeman, B. D. The effect of permeate flux on membrane fouling during microfiltration of oily water. J. Membr. Sci. 525 (2017) 25-34.
Lead discussant: Charifa Hejase
Sep. 27, 2017 Cai, X.; Chen, J.; Liu, M.; Ji, Y.; An, S. Numerical studies on dynamic characteristics of oil-water separation in loop flotation column using a population balance model. Separ. Purif. Technol. 176 (2017) 134-144.
Lead discussant: Sina Jahangiri
Aug. 30, 2017 Zhu, X.; Dudchenko, A.; Gu, X.; Jassby, D. Surfactant-stabilized oil separation from water using ultrafiltration and nanofiltration. J. Membr. Sci. 529 (2017) 159-169.
Lead discussant: Seyma Kucuk
Aug. 3, 2017 Mertens, B. S.; Velev, O. D. Characterization and control of surfactant-mediated Norovirus interactions. Soft Matter 11 (2015) 8621
Lead discussant: Hien Dang
Aug. 22, 2016 Armanious, A.; Aeppli, M.; Jacak, R.; Refardt, D.; Sigstam, T.; Kohn, T.; Sander, M. Viruses at solid-water interfaces: A systematic assessment of interactions driving adsorption. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50 (2016) 732-743.
Lead discussant: Hang Shi
July 19, 2016 Wang, Z.; Jin, J.; Hou, D.; Lin, S. Tailoring surface charge and wetting property for robust oil-fouling mitigation in membrane distillation. J. Membr. Sci. 516 (2016) 113-122.
Lead discussant: Charifa Hejase
Mar. 29, 2016

Bolton, J. R.; Linden, K. G. Standardization of methods for fluence UV dose determination in bench-scale UV experiments. ASCE J. Environ. Eng. 129 (2003) 209-215.
Lead discussant: Sam Snow

Mar. 1, 2016

Dlamini, D. S.; Levchenko, S.; Bass, M.; Mamba, B. B.; Hoek, E. M. V.; Thwala, J. M.; Freger, V. Solute hindrance in non-porous membranes: An ATR-FTIR study. Desalination 368 (2015) 60-68.

Jan. 19, 2016 Baltus, R; Badireddy, A. R.; Xu, W.; Chellam, S. Analysis of configurational effects on hindered convection of nonspherical bacteria and viruses across microfiltration membranes. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 48 (2009) 2404-2413.
Jan. 29, 2013

Chaplin, B. P.; Reinhard, M.; Schneider, W. F.; Schuth, C.; Shapley, J. R.; Strathmann, T. J.; Werth, C. J. Critical review of Pd-based catalytic treatment of priority contaminants in water. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46 (2012) 3655-3670.
Lead discussant: Chris Crock

Nov. 26, 2012

Kobaku, S. P. R.; Kota, A. K.; Lee, D. H.; Mabry, J. M.; Tuteja, A. Patterned superomniphobic-superomniphilic surfaces: Templates for site-selective self-assembly. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51 (2012) 10109-10113.
Kota, A. K.; Kwon, G.; Choi, W.; Mabry, J, M.; Tuteja, A. Hygro-responsive membranes for effective oil-water separation. Nature Comm. 3 (2012) 1025.
Lead discussant: Seth Hogg (Bruening group)

Oct. 8, 2012

Qiu, L.; Zhang, X.; Yang, W.; Wang, Y.; Simon, G. P.; Li, D. Controllable corrugation of chemically converted graphene sheets in water and potential application for nanofiltration. Chem. Commun. 47 (2011) 5810-5812.
Lead discussant: Pengyu Ji (Bruening group)

May 28, 2012

Qi, S.; Qiu, C. Q.; Zhao, Y.; Tanga, C. Y. Double-skinned forward osmosis membranes based on layer-by-layer assembly - FO performance and fouling behavior. J. Membr. Sci. 405-406 (2012) 20-29.
Lead discussant: Jason Armstrong (Bruening group)

Apr. 10, 2012

Karan, S.; Samitsu, S.; Peng, X.; Kurashima, K.; Ichinose, I. Ultrafast viscous permeation of organic solvents through diamond-like carbon nanosheets. Science 335 (2012) 444-447.
Nair, R. R.; Wu, H. A.; Jayaram, P. N.; Grigorieva, I. V.; Geim, A. K. Unimpeded permeation of water through helium-leak-tight graphene-based membranes. Science 335 (2012) 442-444.
Lead discussant: Seth Hogg (Bruening group)

Feb. 21, 2012

Kim, S. J.; Ko, S. H.; Kang, K. H.; Han, J. Direct seawater desalination by ion concentration polarization. Nature Nanotechnol. 5 (2010) 297-301.
Lead discussant: Nick White (Bruening group)

Jan. 17, 2012

van Voorthuizen, E. M.; Ashbolt, N. J.; Schafer, A. I. Role of hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions for initial enteric virus retention by MF membranes. J. Membr. Sci. 194 (2001) 69-79.
Lead discussant: Elodie Pasco

Dec. 19, 2011

Elimelech, M.; Phillip, W. A. The Future of Seawater Desalination: Energy, Technology, and the Environment. Science 333 (2011) 712-717.