Membranes For Sustainable Environment and Clean Energy

A. Roy
United States

Keywords: membranes, water


In the coming decade, membrane science will play an important role in addressing non thermal based separation needs for various clean energy technologies and helping the world to achieve a sustainable environment. Specific applications like, water purification, H2 utilization and production, CO2 capture and reuse, plastic deconstructions and chemical process separations are noteworthy. On one hand each of these applications has specific performance metrices, on the other hand they share a common fundamental question; relation of membrane structure to transport of various species. In addition to understanding the structure-property relationships, membrane fabrication, and prototype testing are additional research areas for accelerating membrane development. These areas sit at the intersection of engineering, basic science, and science policy and partnerships. The presentation will focus on key membranes application areas in water reuse and purification.