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Membrane Filtration

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Additive Manufacturing of Membranes: Greater Design Flexibility and Higher Performance

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Living Filtration Membranes

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It’s a big job, and Julie Schertell is ready to do it

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Figure 1: Differentiation with membranes based on the famous Robeson diagram that plots selectivity vs. permeability. From Reference. [4]

Innovations in membrane and filtration manufacturing methods are essential to match the performance challenges or simply lower production costs. The reliance on conventional materials and production is both advantageous and …

Living filtration membrane versus commercial polymer membrane

Composed of Bacterial Cellulose and Native Microorganisms, LFMs Demonstrate Antifouling Properties As the need for safe water continues to expand across the world, membrane filters continue to be excellent prospects …

Julie Schertell, President & Chief Executive Officer Mativ Holdings, Inc.

Merger news rocked the specialty materials industry in July with the announcement that Mativ Holdings, Inc. formed after the successful completion of the merger of equals between Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. …

Semiconductors are to be found in every single electronic device on the market and since 2020 the industry has been in crisis. Photo courtesy of Canatu

Membranes move with Moore’s Law for semiconductors Canatu, the manufacturer of advanced carbon nanotubes (CNTs) based in Vantaa, Finland, achieved an increase in sales of over 260% year-on-year in 2021, …

An ePTFE membrane consists of nodes connected by fibrils. Bill Gore from W.L. Gore was the inventor of ePTFE material. Photo courtesy of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and ePTFE Expanded PTFE originated in the lab at Dupont by chance. That being said, both PTFE and ePTFE were the result of ingenuity, diligence, and technical abilities. …