New ED is a Collaborative Project (Grant Agreement number 227004) co-funded by the Research DG of the European Commission within the joint RTD activities of the Environment and NMP Thematic Priorities

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In New ED, a step progress in bipolar membrane processes is targeted making use of the recent developments in micro- and nanotechnolgy. The potential of new bipolar membrane to deliver better selectivity and water permeability will be investigated together with an adapted module concept, thereby enabling EDBM large scale applications, with a special focus on treatment of concentrated brines.

In the course of the New ED project, the most promising membrane concept(s) will be selected for further development and optimization. Selection of the most promising technology/technologies will be based on improvements compared to state-of-the-art bipolar membranes, regarding the relevant membrane parameters.

For fulfilling the central target the manufacturing of suitable membranes, different routes for preparation of the membranes are investigated.

An optimization process is involved in balancing between the overall ion conductance, the permselectivity and the mechanical stability of the bipolar membrane.




The New ED project was successfully finished on 30th Nov. 2012


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The European Commission presents in it's new publication with the title "Membrane technology for water applications" highlights from a selection of European research projects including the NEW-ED project.




Monday, 17. June 2013