Segmented polymer networks and polyelectrolyte complexes: synthesis, characterisation and their use in membrane processes

01 September 2008 → 31 December 2009
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
    • Polymeric materials
nanofiltration polymer membranes catalysts polymer networks
Project description

Via polyelectrolyte complexes and segmented polymer networks (SPN), fundamental insights with regard to the transport in solvent resistent nanofiltration membranes (SRNF) will be found. This will form the starting point for the development of more performant SRNF-membranes. The SPNs will also serve to incorporate catalysts. Finally, relationships between the catalytic or separation characteristics of the membranes and the morphology of the SPN's will be looked for.