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The European Membrane Institute (EMI) Twente has access to very extensive state-of-the-art research facilities which it shares with the Membrane Science and Technology cluster. As we are fully integrated within the MST cluster we have direct access to their innovative knowledge. Moreover, as being part of the University of Twente, we have access to the labs and equipment of various research groups, for example the cleanrooms of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology.

 Our expertise, experience and equipment allow us to analyze and characterize the properties of a broad range of membrane types: from open porous to dense, from polymeric to ceramic, flat sheet to hollow fiber membranes. The techniques we apply are also extremely diverse and include among others porometry (from 0.5 nm to 3000 nm), microscopy (optical, SEM and FE-SEM), high-pressure gas and vapour separation, thin film characterization (ellipsometry, quartz crystal microbalance), waterflux-fouling diagnosis, ion-exchange capacity (IEX), ion exchange membrane resistance and permselectivity measurements.

EMI Twente can also supply industrial users with custom-made specialist equipment, including spinning rigs, spinnerettes and high pressure measurement cells. We work closely together with the Technology Center for Education and Research (TCO) to meet the clients’ exact requirements.

EMI Twente also has extensive experience in providing consultancy, troubleshooting and training services.