Event Title

Ceramic Membrane for Water Purification

Presenter Information

Eileen Freres

Mentor 1

Marcia Silva

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:00 PM

Description

With the growth and advancement of the world’s human population, global demand for freshwater is expected to increase by 55% between the years 2000 to 2050. However, only 0.3% of the Earth’s water is usable freshwater, a fraction of which is attainable . Advancements to small and large scale water purification systems have been made, but most are still costly. The proposed technology is a novel approach to water filtration that is cost-effective and efficient. The method combines mechanical filtration and ion exchange by using a ceramic membrane filter. Important mechanical properties of membrane filters such as compression strength and permeability will be controlled through thermal treatment and use of various grain sizes of the adsorbent material. With optimized levels of strength and permeability, in addition to the low cost and accessibility of the base material, these ceramic membranes will have high potential for use in small- and large- scale water purification operations.

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Apr 27th, 1:00 PM

Ceramic Membrane for Water Purification

Union Wisconsin Room

With the growth and advancement of the world’s human population, global demand for freshwater is expected to increase by 55% between the years 2000 to 2050. However, only 0.3% of the Earth’s water is usable freshwater, a fraction of which is attainable . Advancements to small and large scale water purification systems have been made, but most are still costly. The proposed technology is a novel approach to water filtration that is cost-effective and efficient. The method combines mechanical filtration and ion exchange by using a ceramic membrane filter. Important mechanical properties of membrane filters such as compression strength and permeability will be controlled through thermal treatment and use of various grain sizes of the adsorbent material. With optimized levels of strength and permeability, in addition to the low cost and accessibility of the base material, these ceramic membranes will have high potential for use in small- and large- scale water purification operations.