Graphene-Enhanced Water Purification

Reference number 2018-03307
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration December 2018 - May 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme for graphene
Call 2017-05429-en

Purpose and goal

In this feasibility study, the project will explore the possibility of using graphene coatings with controlled flake orientation, to improve the performance and lifespan of several key membranes for current water purification technology.

Expected results and effects

Membrane-based water purification is an effective solution to address the problems caused by water shortage, which has led to a huge global market. The future market benefits must rely on high performance and cost effective membrane technologies. Graphene coatings with well-oriented flakes have great potential to address critical challenges in current membrane techniques to improve membrane performance and lifespan, establish various market benefits, and essentially address the impact of water shortage.

Planned approach and implementation

The project will be carried out by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Sta Marie Water AB. KTH will use different inks to print graphene films with different flake orientation on the membrane produced by Sta Marie Water. Sta Marie Water will characterize the biofoul resistance and chemical stability of the graphene-enhanced membranes to verify the idea.

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