Graphene Oxide Coatings for Water Purifying Membranes
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 295 000|
|Project duration||December 2018 - May 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme for graphene|
|Call||SIO Grafen: Samverkan för kommersiella tillämpningar med grafen - hösten 2018|
Purpose and goal
The project is to clarify the technical feasibility of developing the novel product membrane, which would have specific sorption ability, and thus could be used for both mechanical filtration and chemical purification of water from heavy metals. The role of graphene in this case is exclusive, since it is the only material that can be functional at being so thin, and thus provide so large area of active surface. Other important activities that will be done within this project is investigation the Freedom of Operate and mapping of the IP landscape.
Expected results and effects
Outcomes of this project will enable creation of a new product with a global potential, contributing to the Agenda 2030 goals for Sustainable Development. The results obtained will be used as a ground for the next project and for getting together more/larger partners, for collaboration or that are potential customers.
Planned approach and implementation
The project consists of 3 overlapping workpackages: 1) Literature review, aiming to identify the appropriate methods for efficient deposition of graphene oxide (GO) flakes onto respective porous fibre substrates 2) Freedom of Operation study 3) Manufacturing of the GO membranes ans Characterization. Period: December 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019.