ConductMem

Development of a conductive membrane that generates oxidising surface to prevent biofilm formation and fouling

The EU project ConductMem deals with a central problem of filtration systems and in particular of membrane filters: biofilms and bio-fouling. It aims to develop an advanced system that can permanently prevent biofilm formation and surface fouling by the electrolytic production of biocidal oxidising agents on the membrane surface itself. The European consortium of small and medium enterprises will demonstrate the technology on membrane bioreactors.

Project information

Project title

ConductMem – Development of a conductive membrane that generates oxidising surface to prevent biofilm formation and fouling

 

Project duration

November 15, 2011 – October 31, 2013

 

Coordinated by

  • Fraunhofer IGB

 

Project partners

  • Polymem S.A., France
  • Eilenburger Elektrolyse- und Umwelttechnik GmbH, Germany
  • E.R.S. - Steuerungstechnik - GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Microbac Limited, United Kingdom
  • Grundfos AS, Denmark
  • Vlaamse instelling voor technologisch onderzoek n.v., Belgium

Funding

The research leading to results in this project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 286497.

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