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Publicly Funded Research Projects

CNM Technologies has been partner in a number of publicly funded research projects.

 

 

ITS-THIN
Water separation revolutionized by ultrathin carbon nanomembranes

Start III/2020 (36 months)

This project is receiving funding from the European Union’s Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 899528.

In ITS-THIN we will take advantage of the disruptive potential of CNMs in water filtration and develop and demonstrate the CNM-based technology in pilot-scale in two types of demanding water separation applications: Pressure driven water polishing for ultrapure water (UPW) production and osmotic cold-concentration (CC) for pharma and food & beverage applications. The academic partners in ITS-THIN provide the experimental and theoretical basis for understanding the transport phenomena as well as the physical-chemical properties of CNMs and the industrial partners enable cost-effective CNM production, modular integration, and market-targeting technology implementation.

 

 

CAERUS
Carbon nAnofilters of Enhanced Rigidity for Unpolluted air and gas Sensing

March 2018 – February 2021

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the 2nd German-Greek Research and Innovation Programme under grant no. 03XP0155B.

The project aims to develop a series of gas filter membranes for gas sensing and barrier applications based on carbon nanomembranes (CNMs). The research objective is to adjust gas permeability of CNMs simultaneously with the development of a suitable support, depending on the application, in order to ensure the structural rigidity of the membrane. The project combines the expertise of the German partners in the preparation and characterisation of CNMs with that of the Greek partners in the field of nanocomposites, graphene production, as well as gas manipulation and measurements.

 

 

NFCDI
Nanomembranes for cost-effective hybrid desalination-filtration of wastewater

July 2017 - June 2020

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the German-Israeli Cooperation in Water Technology under grant no. 02WIL1453C.

The objective of this project is to investigate an improved and efficient treatment of brackish water and wastewater. Suggested herein is an innovative low energy-hybrid approach for nanofiltration (NF) with CNM-based membranes combined with capacitive deionisation (CDI) for the combined removal of solid-suspended particles and salt from brine feed resources. The plan of operation is to tailor CNM-based membranes with and without surface functionalisation provided by the German partners for the capacitive deionisation process performed by the Israeli partner.

 

 

PoC-ID
Platform for Ultra-Sensitive Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases (poc-id.eu)

May 2015 – April 2018

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 634415.

The aim of the PoC-ID project was to develop new micro- and nanoelectronic-based sensing and integration concepts for advanced miniaturised in-vitro diagnostic devices. The project addressed the increasing demand for rapid and sensitive point-of-care diagnostics to reduce healthcare costs and increase the quality of life with a focus on infectious diseases, one of the world’s leading causes of morbidity and death. Interdisciplinary collaboration using the technology and expertise of the consortium members was applied to develop and test a PoC prototype for the diagnosis of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections and host responses in the pediatric context. The platform technology can be adapted to a variety of diagnostic or biosensing purposes, such as in health/environmental monitoring or food quality testing. Our task was to develop a CNM-based nanointerposer for the surface functionalisation of sensors (especially a graphene-based field-effect transistor) by immobilisation of aptamers.

 

 

Graphene Core 1
Graphene-Based Disruptive Technologies - GrapheneCore1

April 2016 - March 2018

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 696656.

CNM Technologies was responsible for the development of the scale-up of the fabrication of Carbon Nanomembranes and graphene nanomembranes for membrane applications.

 

 

MOLFIL-CNM
Gas Separation by tailored molecular filters made from Carbon Nanomembranes (CNMs) and Graphene

November 2014 - October 2017

The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the M.ERA-NET Transnational Call 2013 under grant no. 03X0158B.

The objective of the MOLFIL-CNM project was to develop CNM-based membranes for molecular gas separation and test them for practical application, thus creating the conditions for using CNMs for industrial molecular separation of substances. The task of CNM Technologies GmbH was to develop processes for the large-scale production of CNMs and to combine them with carrier structures for mechanical stabilisation.

 

 

Graphene Ramp-up
Graphene-Based Revolutions in ICT And Beyond

October 2014 - March 2016

This project has received funding from the European Union's seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement 604391.

CNM Technologies joined the Graphene Flagship together with Bielefeld University, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Ulm University and BASF SE in an extension call based on a proposal to develop Graphene Nanomembranes from Molecular Monolayers. CNM Technologies' task was to establish and to optimise fabrication parameters for large scale production of graphene nanomembranes in an industrial environment.