Transforming Australian Industries: ARC Research Hub for Energy-efficient Separation (2017-2022)

Australian membrane researchers recently were successful with the application for Australian Research Council Industry Transformation Research Hub for Energy-efficient Separation (EESep), which involves 10 Australian universities/institutes and 12 industry partners. The EESep is the largest Hub among the three research hubs awarded in this year under the ARC Linkage Projects scheme. $4 million was funded for five years to match industry contributions on the innovation and application of high performance separation materials, equipment and processes.

The EESep hub will create an Australian multidisciplinary platform to develop advanced separation materials including membranes, absorbents, catalysts and resins for advanced manufacturing which will enhance Australia’s capability as a world-leading separation technology provider.

The Hub aims to develop advanced separation materials, innovative separation products and smart separation processes to reduce the energy consumption of separation processes which underpin Australian industry. The Hub focuses on the development, synthesis, characterisation and integration of advanced materials (membranes, adsorbents and resins), across scales to enable novel products. The intended research outcomes allow the majority of Australian industry to become more energy efficient and cost-competitive in a global economy. The Hub also aims to develop a highly-trained, industry-ready workforce for Australian industry related to separation.

To learn more about how your organization can get involved and participate in the ARC EESep Hub, please contact Hub Director: Prof. Xiwang Zhang, [email protected]

Xiwang Zhang

Department of Chemical Engineering MONASH UNIVERSITY Room 213, Building 36, Clayton Campus, Clayton Vic 3800 Australia T: +61 3 9905 1867

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