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Mission

The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

Research

 

WATER MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGIES 

Team 

Andrew R. Barron, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Rice University
Vicki L. Colvin, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Rice University
Matteo Pasquali, Ph.D., Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University
Michael Wong, Ph.D., Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University
Mark Wiesner, Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

Project Background 

This project brings together expertise from several Rice departments in the area of membrane fabrication and use to examine applications where membrane science is likely to enable gamechanging innovations in water management and energy production. Leveraging expertise in membrane processes, water treatment, catalysis and nanochemistry, the team addresses priorities in the areas of desalination, water supply in remote or developing areas and managing produced waters and brines in energy production.

Fundamental research addresses the development of new materials and processes, specifically in the areas of reactive membranes, nanostructured membranes, membranes for proton transfer in fuel cells and gas separation membranes.

Outreach Activities 

Texas Water Seminar Series
Environmental & Energy Systems Institute
February10 - March 23, 2004

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