The research group Membrane Materials and Processes has extensive, state of the art infrastructure available for membrane development, preparation, characterization and application. The group has extensive equipment for porous, dense and composite hollow fiber and flat sheet membrane development and preparation, including a dedicated setup for hollow fiber membrane spinning, flat sheet membrane casting, electrospinning and membrane dip, spray and layer-by layer coating. Next to standard physical characterizations (DSC, DMTA, rheometry and viscometry), dedicated equipment for determination of membrane pore size, pore size distribution, membrane structure and surface charge, ion exchange capacity, resistance, selectivity and electrochemical characterization is available. The group is equipped with scanning electron microscopy facilities including EDX for composition analysis and analytical equipment for water and gas composition analysis. Electroanalytical techniques (cyclic voltammetry, rotating disk electrode) are also available both in ambient and inert conditions in the glovebox. Moreover, extensive experimental performance evaluation facilities (lab and pilot scale) are available for microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, reverse osmosis, forward osmosis, electrodialysis, reverse electrodialysis, aqueous and organic flow batteries and gas and vapor separation. Moreover, the group has access to equipment in the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and at the other departments and institutes at the TU/e.

A list of our major equipment can be found here.