The invention provides permeable magnetically responsive filtration membranes that include a filtration membrane polymer base suitable for fluid filtration; hydrophilic polymers conjugated to the surface of the filtration membrane polymer; and magnetic nanoparticles affixed to the ends of a plurality of the hydrophilic polymers, wherein the hydrophilic polymers are movable with respect to the surface of the filtration membrane polymer surface in the presence of an oscillating magnetic field.
Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering
Colorado State University Research Foundation (Fort Collins, CO); Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Wickramasinghe, S. R., Qian, X., Himstedt, H. H., Ulbricht, M., & Semmens, M. J. (2015). Magnetically responsive membranes. Patents Granted. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/pat/287
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Grant No. W912HQ-09-C-0002 awarded by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and under Grant No. CBET1066505 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.
Sumith R. Wickramasinghe, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Xianghong Qian, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR