Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170102391 [ 2017-05-30 - 2021-12-31 ]

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Researchers: Prof Mikel Duke (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Xing Yang (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Rong Wang (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Overcoming performance limiting chemistries in membrane distillation. This project aims to study performance limiting chemistries associated with fouling of solution-borne components on membrane surfaces that cause critical vapour pressure loss. Membrane distillation could be used for sustainable resource recovery, but no research has overcome the total loss of membrane water flux when removing water from saturated solutions where the critical resource recovery function occurs. This project will characterise the physical and chemical properties of the flux limiting solid on the membrane surface, and the role of membrane chemistry and functional conditions in overcoming this limit. The outcomes of the work will provide innovative sustainable solutions to recover valuable products from current wastes.

Funding Amount $239,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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