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Reference Number EP/V047078/1
Title SynHiSel
Status Started
Energy Categories Not Energy Related 80%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 75%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr D Mattia
No email address given
Chemical Engineering
University of Bath
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 February 2022
End Date 31 January 2027
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £7,328,275
Industrial Sectors Energy; Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology; Water
Region South West
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr D Mattia , Chemical Engineering, University of Bath (99.990%)
  Other Investigator Dr YMJ Chew , Chemical Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Miss M Perez-Page , Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Professor A Livingston , Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London (0.001%)
Professor IS (Ian ) Metcalfe , School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Professor N McKeown , Chemistry, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr PM Budd , Chemistry, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr K Li , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr Q Song , Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr M Ferrari , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr GA Mutch , Sch of Engineering, Newcastle University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , DuPont Teijin Films UK Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , ExxonMobil International Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Pall Europe Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Evonik Industries AG, Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , BP PLC (0.000%)
Project Contact , Laser Micromachining Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , RFC Power (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cytiva Europe (0.000%)
Project Contact , Exactmer Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , Graphene Water Technologies (0.000%)
Project Contact , Nanotherics Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Naturbeads (0.000%)
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Abstract Chemical separations are critical to almost every aspect of our daily lives, from the energy we use to the medications we take, but consume 10-15% of the total energy used in the world. It has been estimated that highly selective membranes could make these separations 10-times more energy efficient and save 100 million tonnes/year of carbon dioxide emissions and £3.5 billion in energy costs annually (US DoE). More selective separation processes are essential to "maximise the advantages for UK industry from the global shift to clean growth", and will assist the move towards "low carbon technologies and the efficient use of resources" (HM Govt Clean Growth Strategy, 2017). In the healthcare sector there is growing concern over the cost of the latest pharmaceuticals, which are often biologicals, with an unmet need for highly selective separation of product-related impurities such as active from inactive viruses (HM Govt Industrial Strategy 2017). In the water sector, the challenges lie in the removal of ions and small molecules at very low concentrations, so-called micropollutants (Cave Review, 2008). Those developing sustainable approaches to chemicals manufacture require novel separation approaches to remove small amounts of potent inhibitors during feedstock preparation. Manufacturers of high-value products would benefit from higher recovery offered by more selective membranes.In all these instances, higher selectivity separation processes will provide a step-change in productivity, a critical need for the UK economy, as highlighted in the UK Government's Industrial Strategy and by our industrial partners.SynHiSel's vision is to create the high selectivity membranes needed to enable the adoption of a novel generation of emerging high-value/high-efficiency processes.Our ambition is to change the way the global community perceives performance, with a primary focus on improved selectivity and its process benefits - while maintaining gains already made in permeance and longevity.
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Added to Database 13/04/22