MEASURED to be presented at SCI2024

This year edition of SCI 2024 – XXVIII National Congress (Conference & Exhibition) will focus on “Chemistry Elements of Future” and it will will bring together top level chemists from both national and international domains to discuss about the key role that chemistry plays in facing the challenges posed by sustainable development: circular economy, environmental preservation, climate change mitigation, energy solutions, safeguarding health and guiding the transition towards the economy and society of the future.

Our colleagues from CNR-ITM and University of Calabria will present MEASURED with the support of the abstract “New generation of PVDF membranes preparation using γ-Valerolactone (GVL) as a green solvent for Membrane Distillation.” This study highlights the development of PVDF membranes using GVL, a renewable green solvent, which is a sustainable and economically competitive alternative to harmful solvents like NMP, DMA, and DMF. The prepared membranes exhibit controlled morphology, pore size, and excellent performance in Membrane Distillation (MD), with porosity between 84% and 86% and pore sizes ranging from 0.2 to 0.8 microns. Experimental tests confirm that GVL-based membranes are stable and match the performance of commercial membranes, showcasing their potential for broader application in MD processes.

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