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Institute of Membrane Research

Water shortages, climate change and energy transition: separation of substances plays a vital role in these challenges. We help provide solutions to these global problems at the Institute of Membrane Research by developing innovative membranes and membrane processes. This involves a holistic, interdisciplinary approach: it includes developing new materials, processing these materials into membranes as well as constructing pilot plants in which these systems are made ready for implementation. Environmentally friendly manufacturing processes are at the forefront of all of our activities. All steps are accompanied by comprehensive computer simulations. With the help of these digital twins, developing modern membrane systems can be considerably accelerated.

Latest Publication

Published in the journal Membranes

Modification of Polyacrylonitrile Ultrafiltration Membranes to Enhance the Adsorption of Cations and Anions

Authors: Anthony Arvind Kishore Chand, Barbara Bajer, Erik S. Schneider, Tomi Mantel, Mathias Ernst, Volkan Filiz, Sarah Glass

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Dr. Volkan Filiz


Dr. Volkan Filiz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal Journal of Membrane Science

Thermal rearrangement in thermal cascade reaction polymers via ortho-carbonate ester functionalization of polyimides and their gas separation performance

Authors: David Meis, Silvio Neumann, Volkan Filiz

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Dr. Volkan Filiz


Dr. Volkan Filiz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Thermodynamic Study of Crown Ether–Lithium/Magnesium Complexes based on Benz-1,4-Dioxane and its Homologues

Authors: Iklima Oral, Fanny Ott, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal Separation and Purification Technology

Lithium selectivity of crown ethers: The effect of heteroatoms and cavity

Authors: Iklima Oral, Sabrina Tamm, Carmen Herrmann, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal Membranes

Cost profile of Membranes that Use Polymers of Intrinsic Mi-croporosity (PIMs)

Authors: Despina A. Gkika, Volkan Filiz, Sofia Rangou, Athanasios C. Mitropoulos, George Z. Kyzas

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Dr. Volkan Filiz


Dr. Volkan Filiz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

Synthesis of a Degradable Hydrogel Based on a Graft Copolymer with Unexpected Thermoresponsiveness

Authors: Jingcong Xu, Volker Abetz

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal
Chemistry of Materials

Reactive Multifunctional Polymer Films Using Thermally Stimulated Cascade-like Reactions: Potential Strategy Employing Modified ortho-Allylation in Polyimides

Authors: David Meis, Silvio Neumann, Volkan Filiz


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Dr. Volkan Filiz


Dr. Volkan Filiz
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Latest Publication

Published in the journal Polymers

Open-Celled Foams of Polyethersulfone/Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) Blends for Ultrafiltration Applications

Authors: Aniket Raje, Kristian Buhr, Joachim Koll, Jelena Lillepärg, Volker Abetz, Ulrich A. Handge

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Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz


Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz
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Position Paper

Position paper issued by ProcessNet Temporary Working Group Separation Units 4.0

Trenntechnik 4.0

Authors: : Torsten Brinkmann, Christoph Ehlers, Marcus Grünewald, Andreas Jupke, Carsten Knösche, Thomas Runowski, Jens-Uwe Repke

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Dr. Torsten Brinkmann


Dr. Torsten Brinkmann
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