TechConnect Innovation Program

Improved Hollow-Fiber Microfiltration Membranes

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Our researchers developed a process for the obtention of improved hollow fiber membranes. The chitosan polymer membranes are embedded with molecularly imprinted inorganic spheres to create a mixed matrix membrane that allows for a more stable, high-flux membrane.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Membrane has a novel configuration in two senses: the embedded spheres in the membrane wall give it an improved filtration area when compared to other mixed matrix membranes; and it's patent pending modular configuration gives this membrane the ability to be easily re-configurable in accordance with the process objetive.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Global Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 640

Website: www.itesm.mx

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: These research was partly funded by the National Council for Science and Technology in Mexico.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Development / License Partners