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Chemical engineering student aims to improve desalination technology25 June 2012
Chemical engineering HDR student Ze Xian Low has been awarded a 2012 NCEDA Supplementary PhD Scholarship for his research in desalination technology.
The NCEDA leads and coordinates Australia’s research in desalination technology. The NCEDA Supplementary PhD Scholarship is offered to outstanding PhD Students and has a maximum value of $30,000 payable over 3 years.
Of his achievement Ze Xian said “It definitely feels great to be one of the recipients of the NCEDA scholarship.”
Ze Xian says his research will be able to be used in a range of applications including forward osmosis and ultrafiltration processes for seawater desalination and waste water treatment and pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) for generation of electricity.
“I am currently working on a metal-organic framework-polymer mixed-matrix membrane for liquid separation.”
Ze Xian says that his proposed project fits well with the NCEDA’s research roadmap. He is excited that his efforts will help improve current desalination processes.
“Metal Organic Framework (MOF) is a promising material as it provides an innovative approach to produce porous light-weight materials with a large internal surface area. It easily exceeds the limitations of many previously known porous materials such as zeolite and activated carbon.” Ze Xian said.
“I would like to thank Monash University for giving me the opportunity and scholarship to further my studies under the supervision of Professor Huanting Wang. Thanks Monash!" Ze Xian said.
The Faculty of Engineering would like to congratulate Ze Xian on his scholarship.