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); The Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
Wickramasinghe, Sumith R.; Qian, Xianghong; Himstedt, Heath H.; Ulbricht, Mathias; and Semmens, Michael J., "Magnetically responsive membranes" (2015). Patents Granted. 287.