Functional membranes and porous polymer materials

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Membrane after fouling (left) and after subsequent self-cleaning (right)

Bioactive membrane surfaces

  • Immobilization of digestive enzymes

    • Self-cleaning surfaces

  • Immobilization of oxidases

    • Degradation of pollutants (e.g. pharmaceuticals) from waste water

  • Antibacterial membranes by immobilization of specific peptides
Self-cleaning by immobilization of biocatalysts on the membrane surface

Selected publications

  • M. Schmidt, D. Breite, I. Thomas, M. Went, A. Prager, A. Schulze,
    Polymer Membranes for Active Degradation of Complex Fouling Mixtures,
    J. Membr. Sci. (2018) 563, 481-491
    doi:  10.1016/j.memsci.2018.06.013

  • A. Reinhardt, I. Thomas, J. Schmauck, R. Giernoth, A. Schulze, I. Neundorf,
    Electron beam immobilization of novel antimicrobial, short peptide motifs leads to membrane surfaces with promising antibacterial properties,
    J. Funct. Biomater. (2018) 9, 21
    doi:  10.3390/jfb9010021

  • E. Jahangiri, I. Thomas, A. Schulze, B. Seiwert, H. Cabana, D. Schlosser,
    Characterisation of electron beam irradiation-immobilised laccase for application in wastewater treatment,
    Sci. Total Environ. (2018) 624, 309-322
    doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.12.127

  • A. Schulze, D. Breite, Y. Kim, M. Schmidt, I. Thomas, M. Went, K. Fischer, A. Prager,
    Bio-Inspired Polymer Membrane Surface Cleaning,
    Polymers (2017) 9, 97
    doi: 10.3390/polym9030097

  • A. Schulze, A. Stoelzer, K. Striegler, S. Starke, A. Prager,
    Biocatalytic Self-Cleaning Polymer Membranes,
    Polymers (2015) 7, 1837-1849
    doi:  https://doi.org/10.3390/polym7091485

  • E. Jahangiri, S. Reichelt, I. Thomas, K. Hausmann, D. Schlosser, A. Schulze,
    Electron Beam-Induced Immobilization of Laccase on Porous Supports for Waste Water Treatment Applications,
    Molecules (2014) 19, 11860-11882
    doi: 10.3390/molecules190811860

  • S. Starke, M. Went, A. Prager, A. Schulze,
    A Novel Electron Beam-Based Method for the Immobilization of Trypsin on Poly(ethersulfone) and Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Membranes,
    React. Funct. Polym. (2013) 73, 698-702
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2013.02.013