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Researchers have developed technology that could allow super glassy polymer materials to be revisited for commercial applications in gas separations. Developed by the CSIRO, the new technology, when applied to plastic lining promises to radically improve the efficiency of filtration of exhaust gases from power plants, according to researchers. Currently, the techniques industry use to […]

In most industrial solid-liquid separation applications, the process steps of filtration, washing and dewatering (drying) are conducted on one filter. This paper describes the thin-cake filtration theory for these operations. Download the paper here …

The demands of filter media grow rapidly. Yet, the time to develop new media becomes shorter as development cycles across most industries speed up under the pressure of globalisation. Based on this need,  and much helped by great improvements in computing, significant research and development work has been undertaken to make “virtual material design” a reality. In […]

This report prepared by the Smith Institute on behalf of the NETIAM Project describes the proceedings of a workshop exploring opportunities for multidisciplinary research under the theme:”Challenges in visualisation, simulation and design for virtual porous materials”. You can download and read the report here …

In this lecture, Charles L. Cooney explains filtration theory and the mechanism of flocculation. Download the lecture slides here … 

Emissions from coal power stations could be drastically reduced by a new, energy-efficient material that adsorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide, then releases it when exposed to sunlight. In a study published in Angewandte Chemie, Monash University and CSIRO scientists for the first time discovered a photosensitive metal organic framework (MOF) – a class of […]

New research has demonstrated the potential of a new kind of nanomaterial to filter out environmental toxins in water. A team of researchers led by Dr Mainak Majumder and Phillip Sheath from Monash University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Matthew Hill from CSIRO have developed a highly-porous Metal Organic Framework (MOF) that, almost uniquely, […]

In this article, textile consultant Robert Bell provides valuable background understanding and insights into the use of technical fibres and textiles to separate and purify industrial products and to clean air, gases, effluents, and a myriad of other filtering or separating applications. Filtration is an ever-growing marketplace. Textiles used in filtration are termed “filter media”, or more simply […]