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Better Water Purification Methods Are Aim of New Research Center

Creation Date Monday, 17 December 2018.

The Center for Materials for Water and Energy SysTems (M-WET), a multi-university research center based in The University of Texas-Austin, has been granted with nearly $11 million in funding by the US Department of Energy to discover new and improved water purification approaches.

Benny Freeman, a chemical engineer professor and an expert to gas, vapor, and liquid separation using polymer membrane, is leading the 4-year research project alongside engineers and scientists from UT Austin, UC Santa Barbara, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to collaborate and contribute their fundamental knowledge in water chemistry, polymer/material science, and surface chemistry.

Striving to develop creative and innovative water purification methods, MWET’s team of experts will focus on addressing basic science knowledge gaps in the development of polymer membrane-based water purification technologies and the application of state-of-the-art materials for synthesis, characterization and modeling to this research area.

Read this article to get more insights about this $10.7M DOE research project.

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