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Membrane Process Technology

Department of Membrane Science and Technology

The Membrane Process Technology group focuses on the development and optimization of membrane processes at large(r) scale and higher TRL levels.

The Department of MST has a long history of developing, applying and using membrane technology in the field of water technology. Nevertheless, the MPT group has the explicit intention to work on (the development of) membrane processes for the chemical, food/dairy and biorefinery industry as well.

Membrane Process Technology (MPT)

The group Membrane Process Technology is part of the Department of Membrane Science and Technology, and consists of the following three research chairs:

Position of MPT within Department of MST

By taking an holistic approach, we believe that scientists and researchers in the Department of Membrane Science and Technology are able to find, investigate, develop and test the best membranes materials and processes for a given application. Recently, as explained below, it was decided to combine process technological experience and expertise present in the various research chairs by reinitiating the group of Membrane Process Technology.

Stronger through synergy

Within the Department of MST, for a given application, all disciplines are present to

  • develop and characterize (novel) membrane materials, and modify membranes (MSuS, FiF);
  • study (interfacial) phenomena and processes that are relevant for mass and heat transport (SFI);
  • design novel and optimize existing (separation) processes by employing membranes (MPT).