MEloDIZER implements high-performance membranes and modules in strategic applications of membrane distillation (MD), hence providing the decisive step for the success of MD.
Our rationale is that the next-generation of membranes should be characterised by feasible designs and materials. We will prioritise approaches that are scalable within the framework of the project and focus specifically on sustainability, extension of service life, and end-of-life issues.
MEloDIZER will address these design issues carefully, via both modelling and experimental work, to provide new knowledge about the best combination and maximisation of module parameters suitable for high-end applications, as well as improved module structures. Our modules will simultaneously increase thermal efficiency and productivity through smart geometry, arrangements, spacers, and energy recovery strategies.