Alternative Water Resources Prize

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Dr. Rong Wang & Dr. Anthony G. Fane (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore).

Dr. Wang and Dr. Fane have developed membranes that combine forward osmosis with a reverse osmosis (RO)-like inner selective layer and a novel and previously undiscovered positively charged nanofiltration (NF)-like outer selective layer. This novel structure provides enhanced performance by reducing the effects of scaling and flux losses caused by internal concentration polarization.

These membranes promise to be a key factor for the reduction of the energy required for water treatment by membrane processes.

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