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Water 2018, 10(7), 859; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10070859

Functional Channel Membranes for Drinking Water Production

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Sweden Water Research AB, Ideon Science Park, Scheelevägen 15, 22370 Lund, Sweden
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Membrane Biophysics Group, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 17, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
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Division of Water Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University, John Ericssons Väg 1, V-Hus, 22100 Lund, Sweden
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering LTH, Lund University, Naturvetarvägen 14, Box 124, 22100 Lund, Sweden
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Received: 15 May 2018 / Revised: 19 June 2018 / Accepted: 26 June 2018 / Published: 28 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Filters in Drinking Water Treatment)
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Abstract

Drinking water production utilities rely on, among other processes, different filtration technologies like bank filtration and slow sand filters, as well as pressure, roughing, or rapid gravity filters that, together with low- and high-pressure operating membranes, help to ensure high quality drinking water for millions of customers all over the world. The global market of membrane separation technologies is projected to reach USD 11.95 Billion by 2021, encompassing water treatment, wastewater treatment, food and beverage processing, industrial gas processing, and pharmaceutical and biomedical applications. In addition to the current, polymer-based membrane separation technologies, new promising strategies using embedded functional motifs, water and ion channels, are expected to play a key role in the next generation of membranes for separation purposes, which are of paramount relevance for drinking water production utilities. In this review, we summarize the different strategies for developing new advanced membranes with a wide variety of functional motifs, like biological and artificial water and ion channels, and their possible impact on drinking water applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: drinking water membranes; reverse osmosis; water-channels; ion-channels; aquaporins; carbon nanotubes; peptides; cyclodextrins; calixarenes; graphene drinking water membranes; reverse osmosis; water-channels; ion-channels; aquaporins; carbon nanotubes; peptides; cyclodextrins; calixarenes; graphene
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Gonzalez-Perez, A.; Persson, K.M.; Lipnizki, F. Functional Channel Membranes for Drinking Water Production. Water 2018, 10, 859.

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