Improved Hollow-Fiber Microfiltration Membranes
TecnolÃ³gico de Monterrey, Nuevo LeÃ³n, Mexico
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.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 640
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