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Atomic thin membranes for water and ion transport.
Membranes are used for different separation processes with applications in areas as diverse as water desalination, gas separation, energy technologies, microfluidics and medicine. Due to its atomic thickness and its exceptional mechanical properties, graphene and related materials have opened up new possibilities in membrane technologies. Such membranes will be investigated for water and hydrogen transport, ion sieving and hydrogen isotope separation. Fundamental insights into mass transport at the nanoscale will be obtained through theoretical and computational modelling with intensive collaboration with experimentalists for validation.
Date:1 Jan 2019 → 31 Dec 2022
Disciplines:Modelling and simulation, Separation and membrane technologies not elsewhere classified