Inorganic Membranes Laboratory

Inorganic Membranes Laboratory

Inorganic Membranes Laboratory mainly focuses on synthesis, characterization and applications of inorganic membranes with ordered porous structures such as zeolites, mesoporous silica or carbon, metal-organic frameworks, etc. The aim of our group is to understand the membrane formation and separation mechanisms in order to develop novel synthesis strategies to fabricate high performance membrane systems. The applications of these membranes are targeted on gas separations, hydrocarbon mixture separations, membrane reactors, wastewater treatment, and recovery of industrial organic solvents.

We are also interested in coupling of inorganic and polymeric materials to develop novel mixed matrix membranes. Another area is synthesis of porous materials into nanostructures such as core-shell nanostructure and study their potential applications such as drug deliveries and micro-membrane reactors.

Facilities

  • Xplore 15 Micro Compounder Brand: Xplore,
    Model: 2005
    Xplore 15 Micro Compounder This micro compounder has a base capacity of 15 ml and can process batch volumes of 3, 7 or 15 ml via proprietary Vari-Batch™ technology.
  • Sorvall LYNX 4000 Centrifuge Brand: Thermo Scientific,
    Sorvall LYNX 4000 Centrifuge Multilingual Selection, Rotor Calculator, On-Board Training Videos, User Logging, User Lock-Out, Automatic Door Opening, Rotor Speed Handle. Max speed 27000 rpm, max load 8×75 gm.
  • Plasma Brand: Zepto,
    Model: Zepto LC PC
    Plasma This instrument can be used to modify the surface property and it is possible to modify virtually any surface, such as ceramic, polymer, metal. It offers several versatile applications.
  • Electrochemical Station Brand: H CH instruments,
    Model: 600D Series
    Electrochemical Station The System contains a fast digital function generator, a high speed data acquisition circuitry, A potentiostat and a galvanostat.
  • Glove box systems Brand: Mbraun,
    Model: Gas purification platform MB 10 compact
    Glove box systems The glovebox (or glove box) is a sealed container that is designed to allow one to manipulate objects where a separate atmosphere is desired.
  • Impedance Analyzer Brand: Inphaze,
    Model: INPHAZE
    Impedance Analyzer The INPHAZE Spectrometer System uses electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to measure the complex impedance of a dielectric sample over a frequency range from milliHertz to MegaHertz
  • Tubular furnaces Brand: Carbolite,
    Model: Horizontal Single Zone Split Tube Furnace - HST
    Tubular furnaces A tube furnace is an electric heating device used to conduct syntheses and purifications of inorganic compounds and occasionally in organic synthesis.
  • Ultrasound Sonicator Brand: Branson,
    Model: 1050
    Ultrasound Sonicator Sonication can be used for the production of nanoparticles, such as nanoemulsions, nanocrystals, liposomes and wax emulsions, as well as for wastewater purification, extraction of plant oil, many other processes.
  • Gravimetric Sorption Analyzer Brand: Rubotherm,
    Gravimetric Sorption Analyzer The heart of the IsoSORP® Sorption Analysis instruments is the Magnetic Suspension Balance for accurately weighing the sample material.
  • Agilent 7890A GC System
    Agilent 7890A GC System Adding an exciting new chapter to a 40-year history of GC leadership, Agilent’s 7890A GC gives you everything you need to take your lab to the next level of GC and GC/MS performance
  • Langmuir-Blodgett Trough
    Langmuir-Blodgett Trough The Langmuir (L), Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) and Langmuir-Schaefer (LS) techniques enable fabrication and characterization of single molecule thick films with control over the packing density of molecules.
  • Hollow fiber spinning system
    Hollow fiber spinning system The equipment creates polymeric hollow fiber membranes using a technique called Diffusion (or Non-solvent) Induced Phase Separation method (DIPS or NIPS).