We develop separation membrane for water treatment, which is being industrialized in many ways, such as: hollow membrane to purify wastewater, reverse osmosis membrane for seawater desalination and separation membrane for industrial drainage percolation.
Organic materials have been widely used in Membrane industry because of their lightness, flexibility and diversity of molecular designs. Our research focuses on transforming organic materials into thin films to be applied in electroluminescence devices, solar cells, sensors, etc.
Our objective is to recycle carbon dioxide, the cause of global warming, and from the preparation of functional CO2 separation membrane, to develop membrane reactors and perform various types of analysis of reaction using CO2 separation.
Coating films made from various types of particle dispersion liquids and materials are widely used in fuel cell electrode membranes and conductive thin films for lithium rechargeable batteries.
We are developing efficient biomass-derived saccharide components and fermented substances membrane separation technology, a novel technology that allows substance separation as never has been possible before, through the combination with biological substances.
In our group, we perform molecule structural design aimed to functional manifestation and development of new reactions in high polymer and organic synthetic chemistry to originate organic thin membranes oriented to electronic materials and separation membranes.