Clean water is an essential requirement for the safety of people and the environment, but our water sources are becoming increasingly threatened by many contaminants, specially the organic micro-pollutants (OMPs). OMPs have the potential to cause long-term harm to humans and the environment, and current water treatment technologies have significant limitations. These limitations involves low water permeability, high energy costs, and high salt retentions that forces an extra remineralization step for drinking water. 

In my PhD research, I will explore Charge-mosaic membranes as a nanofiltration membrane carrying both positive and negative charges, which unique separation properties allow to effectively combine the removal of OMPs with high water and salt permeability.


University of Twente

Horst Complex (building no. 20), room ME346
De Horst 2
7522 LW Enschede

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