Professor Andrew Livingston – Membranes for Separating Molecules

Professor Andrew Livingston from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London delivered the final ICAM webinar of 2016 on membranes for separating molecules.

Professor Livingston described why membranes have been so successful in Reverse Osmosis (RO), how polymer membranes are made, and what the current challenges for aqueous RO membranes are. He then outlined some of the research being undertaken at Imperial College London to develop new membranes, for RO and for molecular separations in organic systems.