An Organic Solvent Method for Preparing Biomimetic Membranes

ID# 2018-4768

Application & Market Utility

By incorporating membrane proteins with well-defined pore size, this invention bypasses the diffusion limitations of commercial polymeric membranes to enable water permeance that is 1-3 orders of magnitude greater than commercial nanofiltration membranes with comparable solute retention. Therefore, this invention can be used as a more-effective alternative to polymeric membranes for precision separation in filtration devices such as masks, air purifiers, water filters and desalination devices in applications ranging from water treatment to small molecule separation.

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