Thin Film Composite Membranes on Ceramic for Pervaporation Dehydration of Organics
National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
The technology relates to ceramic membranes with a polymeric thin film on its surface as the selective layer to dehydrate (remove water) organics, such as isopropanol. This technology has the advantage of combining the chemical resistivity of ceramic substrates with a polymeric thin selective layer for flux enhancement.
Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Long lifetime of membrane expected due to ceramic substrate. Membrane can cope with feed variation to a certain extent. High flux and separation can be achieved with low energy requirement. The challenge of adhering the polymeric thin film to the ceramic substrate securely has been overcomed in this technology.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 717
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Singapore government grant
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners