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Periodic Report - NANOTUBEMEM (Carbon NANOTUBE MEMbranes by Templated Growth in Oriented Molecular Sieve Films)

Project ID: 210947
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE


This is the final report of the NANOTUBEMEM project, which is funded under the European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project aimed to develop 1-D pore system membranes consisting of orientated and uniformly-sized microporous channels, including their use as templates to fabricate ultra-thin carbon nanotubes (CNTs) inside these channels and target highly efficient (high flux - high selectivity) membranes for energy-efficient, high-throughput mixture separation. The aluninophosphate molecular sieve was optimised alongside other host amterials concerning the fabrication of orientated, thin and well-intergrown films. Experiments on the film growth on porous alumina supports took place for membrane fabrication.

The amniotic fluid index and CNT membranes developed in this project have the potential to substantially contribute toward more energy-efficient separation processes, focusing on applications such as sustainable energy purification, conversion and separation multifunctional membranes, water purification, desalination and removal of pollutants. The CNT arrays that were fabricated can also have a multidisciplinary impact on applications in the fields of electronic, optical and electrochemical device fabrication

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