Institute of Membrane Research

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Process Engineering

The department deals with the engineering aspects of membrane technology. Our core competencies are here the transfer of new flat sheet membranes for gas and liquid phase separations from the development in the laboratory to pilot production, the determination of the permeation properties of membranes with pure components and mixtures, the design of membrane based separation processes, the design of membrane modules, the development of membrane process and simulation tools, and the operation of test devices up to pilot plant scale.

The objective here is to convert the material developments of the Institute for Polymer Research in industrial use.The activities are conducted in close collaboration with national and international research institutions, licensees of our inventions, industrial users, environmental agencies and authorities.