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Overview of innovation

The technology is a membrane for treating acid mine drainage that is reproducible and can handle large discharges of acid mine drainage. It is suitable for implementation in a filtration cartridge setup that allows for the reclamation of metals which can then be recycled and used for other applications. It’s made up of polyethersulfone and nano hydroxy-solid particles with hydrophilic functional groups which facilitate the permeation of water molecules whilst at the same time preventing the permeation of metal and metal ions.

 

Type of Intellectual Property protection
Patent
Innovation Opportunity Type
Collaboration
Funding
Licensing
Manufacturing
Industry
​Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Natural Resources
Nanotech
Chemical
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 5 – Prototype tested in a controlled environment
Brochures, business plans, prospectus or other documents
Website link
https://wits-enterprise.co.za/innovation-support