Development of ROBUST reverse osmosis (RO)/nanofiltration (NF) membranes for various types of water resources

Research Project Outline

Membrane separation is one of the most important technologies for water-reuse and water-reclamation with health and sustainability. Japan has been proud of its advanced manufacturing technologies and showing the largest share of membranes on the global market, but there are still challenges, including membrane fouling and difficulties in membrane cleaning. In this project, our team will develop ROBUST reverse osmosis (RO)/nanofiltration (NF) membranes which can be used for waters containing chloride, in a wide pH range and/or at high temperatures. Moreover, ROBUST membrane will be examined with various types of water resources to demonstrate the applicability. Through the present developments, we expect Japan will be continuously one of the leading-countries in membrane technologies and membrane-treatment systems.

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Professor, Hiroshima University
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Innovative Technology and System for Sustainable Water Use
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