Engineering Models of Permeation in Mixed Matrix Membranes (2015–2017)

This project aims to develop next generation models of permeation in mixed matrix membranes by targeting the effects of isotherm nonlinearity, and its interplay with filler particle size and its distribution, and thereby provide the platform for achieving breakthroughs in separation processes based on such membranes. With this platform, improved performance of mixed matrix membranes for key industrially important separations will be achieved here, using novel filler/polymer combinations and by developing a broad, widely applicable, protocol for the tailoring of their interface. These advances will not only transform the ways in such membranes are designed and optimised, but also apply to transport in dispersion-based composites in general.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council