Graphene based membranes for nanofiltration

Peng Wang

Graphene, a flat monolayer nanosheet of carbon atoms arranged in a two-dimensional honeycomb lattice, has attracted intense interest in recent years owing to its intriguing properties. In this project, different methods of making graphene membrane will be investigated and the synthesized membranes will be systematically examined in terms their performance in nanofiltration for water treatment. The results of this project will shed light on what control the water filtration performance and ultimately how to optimize the graphene membranes toward pre-designed purposes in water filtration.