Thinner Is Better

Most discussions concerning the future of desalination technology include optimistic predictions that osmotically driven processes – forward, or direct osmosis, and osmotic power – will play a growing role. However, the enthusiasm is always tempered by the fact that an optimized forward osmosis membrane does not exist. At least, not yet.

That will change later today when Cambridge, Massachusetts based Oasys Water announces that is has licensed technology from Yale University to commercialize a new, high-performance thin-film composite (TFC) polyamide membrane developed specifically for forward osmosis (FO) applications. Through a license and sponsored research agreement, Oasys has secured the rights to Yale’s patented technology.

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