Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame

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William Phillip2

Capabilities

Water Permeability Measurements

  • Filtration and Reverse Osmosis Test Cells

Solute Permeability and Diffusion Measurements

  • Diaphragm diffusion cell
  • Forward osmosis test cell

Solute Rejection Measurements

  • Amicon Stirred Cells

Gas Permeability Measurements

  • Gas Permeation Cell

Solute Detection Methods

  • UV-vis, TOC, IC

Membrane/Thin Film Fabrication

  • Expertise in phase inversion, interfacial polymerization, and spin-coating protocols

Structural Characterization of Membranes

  • SEM, TEM, AFM

Current Energy Research

Fabrication and Characterization of Membranes for Liquid Separations
 

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Osmotically-Driven Membrane Processes

 

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 Development of Cyclic Separating Reactors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potential SEI Research

Fabrication of membranes from novel self-assembled materials for energy, desalination, and water purification processes.

Development of novel separation methods for water and energy applications.

Understanding how nanoscale structure and chemistry influences the transport of chemical species in membrane processes.

Use of self-assembled copolymer membranes in other applications (e.g., sensing or electrochemical devices)