Project

Functionalised nanofibre membranes for water filtration

Duration
01 October 2010 → 05 January 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
membrane filtration water disinfection electrospinning Functionalised nanofibres
 
Project description

The goal is to gain insight in steady state electrospinning and functionalisation of nanofibre membranes for water filtration.

Different polymers will be investigated. The nanofibres are functionalised with antibacterial compounds.

The functionalised nanofibre membranes are analysed to better understand the electrospinning process, to study the distribution of the antibacterial compounds and to analyse the potential in water filtration.