The demand for extracting valuable elements or specific contaminants from water is growing worldwide. As the cost of raw material extraction increases so does the cost of the raw materials. As a result, the extraction of valuable materials in water is now a viable alternative. Environmental regulation is increasing globally, resulting in the need to extract specific contaminants from water and our expertise in functionalized membranes is unrivaled in this area.
We have developed functionalized membranes specifically engineered to extract a particular element, which can be cost-effectively extracted from water. Our functionalized membranes contain polymeric functional groups that enable flexible internal surface chemistry (tailored to applications) and excellent overall material stability. They can operate with a range of technologies such as ion exchange and adsorption (for softening/polishing), advanced oxidation, degradation of chlorinated organics, enzyme immobilization.