TechConnect Innovation Program

Thin Film Composite Membranes on Ceramic for Pervaporation Dehydration of Organics

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Global Innovation Awardee

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