Fouling Resistant Nanoporous Membranes

Jeffrey Grossman with Shreya Dave, Jatin Patil, and Brendan Smith

This grant is funded by the JWAFS Solutions Program

A water treatment plant needs to significantly pre-treat feed water before it reaches the fragile separation membranes that remove salt or other unwanted species to provide fresh water, or the membranes will become clogged. This project is developing novel fouling resistant materials that would significantly reduce the pretreatment requirements and improve the performance of water treatment plants.

The technology from this project was spun out into a startup company, Via Separations

Watch Shreya present their project at IdeaStream 2016 below.