Biomedical applications through membrane technology and chemical engineering

Author(s): Clara Casado-Coterillo

Chemical engineering provides knowledge of chemistry, biology, together with mathematics that allow the design of new treatments, drug delivery and tissue engineering in the quest of health to the growing world population in an overpopulated planet. Membrane technology is a branch of chemical engineering that was manufactured in the 1980s by researchers and professionals in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics and engineering, with the aim of joining forces to reclaim funding and create a new “discipline” in the field of membrane technology. Chemical engineering can also provide opportunities to use renewable biodegradable polymers in membrane technology by improving mechanical resistance [1], ionic conductivity [2,3] and barrier properties [4], and expand the field of climate change mitigation, sustainable food packaging, and energy storage.


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