TechConnect Innovation Program

Cost Effective Kaolinite-based Porous Ceramic Supports with High Permeability and Mechanical Strength

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This technology relates to a mechanically stable (10 MPa) and highly permeable Darcy's permeability of ~1.5E-013 m2) porous ceramic matrix, made using kaolinite doped with a small quantity of another element. This technique is also applicable to the fabrication of planar porous ceramic membrane or panels.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: By dopeing raw kaolinite powder, this technology is able to make use of kaolinite in a process to fabricate a porous ceramic with good mechanical strength and permeability, making it suitable to be used for liquid filtration. It can potentially be used to replace existing ceramic membranes.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Global Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 626

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: University

Looking for: Development / License Partners