Fouling-resistant nanoporous membranes
Preventing clogs in water treatment
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.
This project was supported by the Deshpande Center and the JWAFS Solutions Program
The technology from this project was spun out into a startup company, Via Separations