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Separation anxiety: Ceramic membranes seek commercial niche

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 26 January 2018

While porous ceramic membranes for nanofiltration of liquids have been widely adopted, take-up of dense ceramic membranes for gas separation has been relatively slow to follow. IM Correspondent Rose Pengelly looks into this lesser known corner of the technical ceramics industry and discovers some of its most promising applications.

Technical ceramics continue to be one of the most active but largely anonymous fields of industrial engineering. These materials - grouped under an umbrella term that includes highly specialised ceramic materials with unique mechanical, electrical, thermal or biochemical properties - are creating new possibilities in sectors ranging from pharmaceuticals to...

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