Key Research Areas
The aim of our research group is to find novel, cost effective and environmentally friendly membrane based separation solutions for industrial as well as rural applications with a specific emphasis on South African relevance. There are two cross-linked key areas of interest within our research group:
• Resource beneficiation: South Africa is rich in resources and it is a national priority to develop processes and technologies to beneficiate these raw materials adding value and unlocking new markets. Basic principles of membrane technology are applied to both new and existing processes to enhance the efficiency of the process and the value of the products involved.
• Energy production: Worldwide energy use is on the rise. This calls for the development of i) novel energy production systems as well as ii) the improvement of existing systems.
Based on the abovementioned focus, there are four key research areas currently investigated.