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High Throughput and Regenerable Nanostructured Filter for Rapid Water Decontamination and Disinfection

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Overview

Nanostructured membrane filter for rapid water purification with drinking water quality

  • High Throughput and Regenerable Nanostructured Filter for Rapid Water Decontamination and Disinfection 0
  • High Throughput and Regenerable Nanostructured Filter for Rapid Water Decontamination and Disinfection 1
Commercialisation opportunities
Licensing
Problem addressed

The Asia Pacific is the most attractive market for point‐of‐use water treatment systems due to the rapid socio‐economic development in the region. According to UN world water development report 2017, above 95% of wastewater in some least developed countries is released to the environment without treatment

Innovation
  • Nanostructured membrane filter for rapid water purification with drinking water quality
  • 20‐40% in price reduction compared to commercial available water bottle which could be further reduced upon mass production
  • Portable
Key impact
  • Escherichia coli removal rates is over 99.9999% (6 log reduction)
  • Organic pollutants (PFOS, PFOA and GenX) removal rates is over 99%
  • High removable rate on heavy metals compared to available commercial products
Application
  • Home water purifier system for filtration kettle, tap water filter
  • Portable water purifier

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the first and oldest institution of higher education in Hong Kong. For over a century, the University has dedicated itself to creating knowledge, providing education, and serving society. Today, HKU has an established worldwide reputation for being a research-led comprehensive University with ten Faculties and a strong commitment to intellectual freedom, liberty and diversity. HKU has a proud record of academic recognition in researches through honours and awards received from both local and international bodies.

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