Optimisation and research into the production of high-quality hollow fibre reverse osmosis membranes for desalination of brackish water

01 September 2024 → 28 February 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Polymer reaction engineering
    • Membrane technologies
    • Separation technologies
    • (Waste)water treatment processes
    • Materials science and engineering not elsewhere classified
Hollow fiber Desalination Membrane performance Reverse osmosis
Project description
The development of innovative composite hollow fiber reverse osmosis membranes is based on interfacial polymerization synthesis and results in suboptimal membrane performance with low water permeability and limited salt selectivity. In this project, interfacial polymerization is studied to improve membrane performance. At the same time, the mechanisms and influence of various parameters are studied during membrane synthesis.