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Novel Applications of Dense Membranes

Novel Applications of Dense Membranes

Transport by dissolution-diffusion through a dense polymeric membrane is being explored for novel applications such as selective gas transport in cell culture, and organic-water separation by pervaporation. Apart from understanding the transport properties, the thermodynamic parameters are also being measured. Mathematical modelling is a key aspect to derive these parameters and quantify the separation mechanisms.

Prof. Hankins, Prof. Cui


Gabriela Gadêlha, Hermes Gadêlha, and Nicholas Hankins: “Water Flux Dynamics in Closed-Loop, Batch-Mode Forward Osmosis Systems”, Journal of Membrane Science. 2015, 476, 457–468.

G. Herterich, D. Vella, R. W. Field, N. P. Hankins, and I. M. Griffiths: “Tailoring Wall Permeabilities for Enhanced Filtration”, Physics of Fluids, 2015, 27, 053102.