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Projects Directory » REU Projects - 2011

  • Advanced Membranes for Protein Chromatography

    The market demand for protein therapeutics is increasing rapidly. Considering that >60% of the total bioprocess cost is due to product recovery and purification, high productivity / high resolution separation techniques are needed to meet societal demands. Membrane chromatography is one such tech...

    Advanced Membranes for Protein Chromatography
  • Magnetically Responsive Membranes
    Magnetite Incorporated Polyurethane Sponges for Use in Multiple Filtrations

    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...

    Magnetically Responsive Membranes
  • Membranes for CO2 capture and separations
    Advanced membrane technologies for gas phase separation of CO2 from mixed streams

    Advanced membrane technologies for gas phase separations are a viable option for the energy efficient isolation of CO2 from fossil fuels combustion natural gas wells, and biomass gasification and water gas shift reactions for hydrogen production. Polymer membranes are particularly well suited for...

    Membranes for CO2 capture and separations
  • Polyaniline Electrodes for Ultracapacitors

    Polyaninline (PANI) is an excellent electrode candidate for use in electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices. Films made from this polymer exhibit high electrical conductivity that are chemically stable and easy to dope/de-dope. Potential applications of PANI polymer films include electr...

    Polyaniline Electrodes for Ultracapacitors
  • Regenerable membranes for desalination
    Reverse osmosis (RO) and ultrafiltration (UF) membranes for desalination of seawater and brackish groundwater

    Reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) membrane processes are finding increased use in desalination of seawater and brackish groundwater. A significant limitation to RO and NF is fouling by organic matter, scale-forming salts, or biological growth. Membrane fouling increases the energy require...

    Regenerable membranes for desalination