MEMB-FAB - Facilities to fabricate polymer-based membranes

Facility Location
City & country
Trondheim (Norway)
Kolbjørn Hejes vei 1B, 7034
Description & contacts of the access provider
Legal name of organisation
NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet)
Infrastructure contact - Primary contact
Liyuan Deng
RICC contact - Secondary contact
Morten Grønli
Facility Availability
Unit of access
Availability per year
Minimum 4 weeks
Expected duration of single experiment:
4 weeks

This infrastructure provides facilities and methods to fabricate polymer-based membranes in lab scale and pilot scale, including the spinning of hollow fiber membranes, carbonization to prepare carbon membranes and coating of thin composite membranes on flat sheet or hollow fiber supports. The facilities shown with pictures in Figure 1.

The pilot scale flat sheet coating device
spinning machine for hollow fiber fabrication and coating
carbonization rig
State of the art, uniqueness, & specific advantages

In the TA1.1 NTNU MEMB-FAB infrastructure, the well-equipped facilities support broad techniques for the fabrication of polymer-based membranes, providing researchers the opportunity for ‘one-stop’ works in developing novel membranes of various materials or unique morphology that enhance the CO2 separation performance. The facilities are updated and easy to operate, which enables users to conduct high quality research.


Other Large Initiatives
Other Large Initiatives


M. Sandru, T-J Kim, M.-B. Hagg
Gas separation membrane
Liyuan Deng, May-Britt Hägg, Taek-Joong Kim
CO2 capture membrane
European patent EP1897607, EP1900419 and US Patent US2008078290
Hägg MB, Lie, JA
Carbon Membranes

selected publications

Shao, L, Samseth, J, Hagg MB (2009)
Crosslinking and stabilization of nanoparticle filled PMP nanocomposite membranes for gas separations
J.Membr.Sci., 326 (2) 285-292
M.Sandru, S.H. Haukebø, M-B Hägg (2010)
Composite hollow fiber membranes for CO2 capture
J.Membr.Sci., 346 172-186
He, Xuezhong, Hägg MB (April 2011)
Structural, Kinetic and Performance Characterization of Hollow Fiber Carbon Membranes
submitted to J.Membr.Sci