Functional membranes and porous polymer materials

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Photocatalytically active membrane surfaces for the removal of drug residues from water

  • Targeted production of crystalline TiO2 nanoparticles/ nanotubes on membranes

  • Control/ adjustment of the polymorphic phases Anatas/ Rutil/ Brookit

  • Static and continental studies on the degradation of pollutants
Photocatalytically active TiO2/PES membranes by immobilization of TiO2 nanoparticles (left and middle) as well as TiO2 nanotubes (right)

Selected publications

  • K. Fischer, A. Gawel, D. Rosen, M. Krause, A. Abdul Latif, J. Griebel, A. Prager, A. Schulze,
    Low temperature synthesis of anatase/rutile/brookite TiO2 nanoparticles on a polymer membrane for photocatalysis,
    Catalysts (2017) 7, 209
    doi: 10.3390/catal7070209

  • K. Fischer, M. Kühnert, R. Gläser, A. Schulze,
    Photocatalytic degradation and toxicity evaluation of diclofenac by nanotubular titanium dioxide – PES membrane in a static and continuous setup,
    RSC Adv. (2015) 5, 16340-16348
    doi: 10.1039/C4RA16219F

  • K. Fischer, M. Grimm, J. Meyers, C. Dietrich, R. Gläser, A. Schulze,
    Photoactive Microfiltration Membranes via Directed Synthesis of TiO2 Nanoparticles on the Polymer Surface for Removal of Drugs from Water,
    J. Membr. Sci. (2015)  478, 49-57
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2015.01.009

  • K. Fischer, R. Gläser, A. Schulze,
    Nanoneedle and Nanotubular Titanium Dioxide – PES Mixed Matrix Membrane for Photocatalysis,
    Applied Catalysis B (2014) 160-161, 456-464
    doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.05.054