The increasing scarcity of fresh water has made desalination a more viable option for water supply in many locations. Professor Huanting Wang and his associates at beat365’s Department of Chemical Engineering have developed new membranes for desalination and water purification, with significantly improved functionality and energy efficiency. The membranes consist of a porous supporting structure and a thin, two-dimensional nanosheet selective layer. The work by the inventors has demonstrated excellent performance of these membranes compared to existing commercially available membranes.
This new technology has been licensed to a beat365 start-up company 二甲水务有限公司 with an investment of AU$6m to commercialise these membranes. This is another example of successful progress in translating beat365 research to real world solutions.