|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||Not Specified|
|Placed On:||22nd July 2019|
|Expires:||22nd October 2019|
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until a candidate is selected; therefore, candidates are encouraged to apply early.
Supervisors: Professor Rahul Raveendran Nair
Recently, carbon nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes and graphene have emerged as promising membrane materials. In particular, graphene oxide (GO), a chemical derivative of graphene with oxygen functionalities, has attracted widespread interest due to its exceptional water permeation and tunable molecular sieving properties, as well as realistic prospects for industrial-scale production [1-5]. Most of the research efforts so far are concentrated on designing membranes with nanometre size pores for water desalination or nanofiltration. On the other hand, membranes with larger pores are also in high demand for several ultrafiltration separation technologies such as wastewater treatment, reverse osmosis pre-treatment, and separations in the food, dairy, paper, textile, chemical, and biotechnology industries. One of the main drawbacks of such existing membranes is its flux decline caused by membrane fouling. In this proposal, we aim to develop a graphene-based antifouling membrane for ultrafiltration.
Applicants should have or expect to achieve at least a 2.1 honours degree in Physics/Chemistry/Materials Science/Chemical Engineering
Full studentship for a UK/EU student only
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Rahul Raveendran Nair at firstname.lastname@example.org
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