Heroimage Institut Fuer Membranforschung

Materials Chemistry and Mass Transfer

For the development of polymer membranes, it is important to understand the influence of the chemical and morphological properties of the membranes on the transport of substances and the mechanism of separation. Such basic knowledge enables us to open the doors to design new membranes with high separation efficiency. The Department of Materials Chemistry and Mass Transfer investigates various strategies for the production of polymer membranes and the structure-property relationship of the membranes. The aim is to expand the basic knowledge about the separation mechanism of the membranes, which is important to reduce the energy requirements of the membrane-based separation processes currently used.