Investigation of membrane fouling during cross-flow filtration of wood components
Research Project , 2019 – 2023

The development of efficient separation processes is crucial for the realisation of the biorefinery concept, which is important to enable the substitution of fossil raw materials for the production of materials and chemicals. Membrane filtration, as a pressure-driven operation, will play an important role during the development of biorefinery processes. However, one of the biggest challenges when using membranes for separation is fouling. Membrane fouling problems can be expected to be very severe for the streams in the biorefinery. This project investigates how fouling deposits are formed and affected by particle-particle and particle-membrane interactions as well as by process conditions during microfiltration of small lignin and cellulose particles.

 

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) is a research center funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation which focuses on new materials from trees. It is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Chalmers, KTH and Linköping University striving for scientific excellence. The mission is to create knowledge and build competence that can form as the basis for innovative future value creation from forest raw material.

Participants

Tuve Mattsson (contact)

Researcher at Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering

Kenneth Gacutno Arandia

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering

Nabin Kumar Karna

Arvoderad at Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering

Anette Larsson

Full Professor at Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Anette Larsson Group

Hans Theliander

Full Professor at Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Forest Products and Chemical Engineering

Collaborations

Linköping University

Linköping, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

University of Bath

Bath, United Kingdom

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC)

Göteborg, Sweden

Funding

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2019

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2023

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2021-05-03