The goal of the research project Forward Osmosis: Membrane and Module development and process applications (FOMM) is to develop supports of forward osmosis membranes that reduce the impact of dilutive ICP and that can be commercially produced. Therefore a technique named electrospinning will be used for the support development. Electrospinning is a solution or melt spinning process whereby the fibre is formed under influence of an electrical force. By electrospinning very open structures from randomly oriented nanofibers can be created with a high porosity, high strength and tailorable properties. Various types of polymers can be used to optimise the support properties. After production of the porous support a dense selective layer will be applied to complete the FO membrane.
Sjoukje Lubach received her BSc. Applied sciences – Chemistry at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Deventer, The Netherlands. From 2014-2015 she worked as Research and production technician electrospinning, Xeltis B.V., Eindhoven. In 2016 she started as Research technician at Eindhoven University of Technology, Membrane Innovation Centre Eindhoven (MIC/e).<br/>Her expertises are Electrospinning, Forward osmosis membranes, SEM characterization, Polymer processing, GMP and ISO13485-medical devices
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