Porous Graphene Based Composite Membranes for Nanofiltration, Desalination and Pervaporation

Nanofiltration technology with higher flux and a higher rejection ratio than existing commercial products, useful for many applications Background: For membrane separation technology, preparing a very thin barrier layer with high selectivity, high throughput, low fouling, and long lasting properties forms the ultimate set of goals, which the widely used polymeric materials have not been able to achieve. Two dimensional single atomic layer materials, such as graphene and graphene oxide, can be very competitive candidates for the the proposed tasks, because there is a set of properties has been conceived for the separation membrane that can potentially achieve the goals by using chemically modified graphene-based materials to satisfy the desirable properties for the barrier layer. Technology Overview: Dr. Benjamin Chu, Distinguished Professor at Stony Brook University proposed that a single atomic layer structure of graphene-based materials provides the possibility of fabricating an ultra-thin barrier layer. Porous surfaces will allow higher permeability. Ny precisely controlling the parameter during the fabrication, the barrier layer thickness and the assembly of graphene nano-sheets could be well tuned. The produced separation membranes are expected to have higher flux and a higher rejection ratio than existing commercial products and should be useful in many applications. Advantages: Adjustable pore sizes and porosity The spacings between nano-sheets can be tuned by selecting different cross linking reagents Can form the new separation membrane for nano-filtration, descalination, energy generation, and pervaporation Applications: Nanofiltration Descalination Energy Generation Pervaporation Intellectual Property Summary: PCT Filed Stage of Development: Licensing Potential: We seek to develop and commercialize, by an exclusive or non-exclusive license agreement and/or sponsored research, with a company active in the area. Licensing Status: Available for License Additional Information: Porous graphine oxide, Chemically cross-linking, Eectrospun scaffold, Membrane, Nano-filtration, Pervaporation, Desalination, Water channels https://stonybrook.technologypublisher.com/files/sites/drug-delivery1.jpg , https://stonybrook.technologypublisher.com/files/sites/education-&-training1.jpg , https://stonybrook.technologypublisher.com/files/sites/medical-devices1a.jpg
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