Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

5-5-2020

Abstract

This invention relates generally to a chitosan-graphene oxide membrane and process of making the same. The nanocomposite membrane can filter water and remove contaminants without fouling like other commercially-available polymer-based water filters. The membrane can be used as a flat sheet filter or can be engineered in a spiral filtration module. The membrane is scalable and tunable for many water contaminants including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides, and other organic chemicals. The membrane uses chitosan, which is low-cost, renewable biopolymer typically considered to be a waste product and the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth, thus making the membrane an environmentally-friendly product choice.

Department

Chemical Engineering

Patent Number

US10639592

Application Number

US 20190039027 A1

Application Published

2-7-2019

Application Filed

7-31-2018

Assignee

Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR); The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Army (Washington, DC)

Comments

Christopher S. Griggs, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Lauren F. Greenlee, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Mojtaba Abolhassani, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

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