Invited Lecture

Advanced Polymer Membranes For Clean & Renewable Energy

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Advanced Polymer Membranes For Clean & Renewable Energy


Prof. Tai-Shung Chung


October 13, 2021(Wednesday) 15:00-16:00


Meeting Room 321, East 3 Building


Prof. Wang Yan


Prof. Tai-Shung Chung, Yushan Scholar, Honorary Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST); Academician of Singapore National Academy of Engineering; Emeritus Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)


Clean water, clean energy, global warming and affordable healthcare are four major concerns globally resulting from clean water shortages, high fluctuations of oil prices, climate changes and high costs of healthcare. Clean water and public health are also highly related, while clean energy is essential for sustainable prosperity. Among many potential solutions, advances in membrane technology are one of the most direct, effective and feasible approaches to solve these sophisticated issues. Membrane technology is a fully integrated science and engineering which consists of materials science and engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering, separation and purification phenomena, environmental science and sustainability, statistical mechanics-based molecular simulation, process and product design. In this presentation, we will introduce our efforts on membrane R&D for clean and renewable energy in terms of hydrogen, natural gas, biofuel and osmotic power generation. In the beginning, we will introduce the importance of this research, then talk about the membrane research for (1) H2 and CH4 separation, (2) pervaporation of biofuel and (3) osmotic power generation. Various material and fabrication strategies to enhance membrane performance will be discussed.

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