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Magnetically Responsive Membranes

Magnetite Incorporated Polyurethane Sponges for Use in Multiple Filtrations

Magnetically Responsive Membranes

This project involves the synthesis of magnetically responsive membranes in the form of magnetite incorporated polyurethane sponges. Current filtration methods require different pore size filters for each substance. These polyurethane sponges may be used for the filtration of multiple substances by applying magnetic fields in order to vary the pore size, allowing them to be washed and reused for future filtrations.




  • Sierra Butcher
    Sierra Butcher

    Benedict College
    Columbia, South Carolina

  • Lynn Fogel
    Lynn Fogel

    Chemical Engineering
    Auburn University
    Auburn, Alabama