VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) is a leading, independent research organization that provides sustainable technological solutions to industry and public authorities. The Business Unit Separation and Conversion Technology focuses on sustainable chemistry and has over 30 years of experience in membrane science and technology, covering own membrane development, lab to pilot testing, process design and modelling. The group has developed an own innovative surface functionalization platform, capable of grafting a wide variety of chemical groups onto the surface of nano-porous ceramic membranes. The resulting grafted membranes show anti-fouling effects in difficult waste waters, and increased performance in organic solvents.
In INNOMEM, VITO is WP1 leader, is responsible for upgrading the grafting Pilot Line, and will elaborate a Show Case together with LiqTech.