Heroimage Institut Fuer Membranforschung

Materials Chemistry and Mass Transfer

In developing novel polymer membranes, it is important to understand how their chemical and morphological properties influence the mass transport and the separation mechanism. This fundamental knowledge enables us to design new membranes with high separation efficiency. The “Materials Chemistry and Mass Transport” department studies various membrane fabrication strategies. In particular, it analyzes the influence of the polymer membrane’s structure on its properties and thereby attempts to expand the basic knowledge of the separation mechanism. Based on this knowledge, we want to significantly reduce the energy requirements of current membrane-based separation processes.