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Institute of Membrane Research

Water shortages, climate change and energy transition: separation of substances plays a vital role in these challenges. We help provide solutions to these global problems at the Institute of Membrane Research by developing innovative membranes and membrane processes. This involves a holistic, interdisciplinary approach: it includes developing new materials, processing these materials into membranes as well as constructing pilot plants in which these systems are made ready for implementation. Environmentally friendly manufacturing processes are at the forefront of all of our activities. All steps are accompanied by comprehensive computer simulations. With the help of these digital twins, developing modern membrane systems can be considerably accelerated.

Latest Publication

Published in the journal Polymers

Synthesis of Poly(methacrylic acid)-block-Polystyrene Diblock Copolymers at High Solid Contents via RAFT Emulsion Polymerization

Authors: Iklima Oral, Larissa Grossmann, Elena Fedorenko, Jana Struck, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal Polymer

Self-assembly of gradient copolymers in a selective solvent. New structures and comparison with diblock and statistical copolymers

Authors: Vitaly S.Kravchenko, VolkerAbetz, Igor I.Potemkin

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal
Advanced Materials

Hybrid Organic-Inorganic-Organic Isoporous Membranes with Tunable Pore Sizes and Functionalities for Molecular Separation

Authors: Zhenzhen Zhang, Assaf Simon, Clarissa Abetz, Martin Held, Anke-Lisa Höhme, Erik S. Schneider, Tamar Segal-Peretz, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal Polymers

Experimental Design in Polymer Chemistry—A Guide towards True Optimization of a RAFT Polymerization Using Design of Experiments (DoE)

Authors: Tilman Eckert, Florian C. Klein, Piet Frieler, Oliver Thunich, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal
Pure and Applied Chemistry

Influence of thermal treatment on the properties and intermolecular interactions of epoxidized natural rubber-salt systems

Authors: Nurul Fatahah Asyqin Zainal, Hairunnisa Ramli, Margarethe Fritz, Volker Abetz, Chin Han Chan

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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Position Paper

Position paper issued by ProcessNet Temporary Working Group Separation Units 4.0

Trenntechnik 4.0

Authors: : Torsten Brinkmann, Christoph Ehlers, Marcus Grünewald, Andreas Jupke, Carsten Knösche, Thomas Runowski, Jens-Uwe Repke

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Dr. Torsten Brinkmann


Dr. Torsten Brinkmann
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