Separation applications

Separation challenges 

Separation challenges can be encountered in different industries, and CSIRO’s work involves addressing these challenges through innovative research and technology development. CSIRO’s contributions to solving separation challenges include:

  1. Materials Innovation: CSIRO develops novel materials with specific separation properties. This could be relevant in areas such as membrane technology, chromatography, and other separation processes.
  2. Technology Development: CSIRO engages in the development of new technologies that enhance separation processes. This could involve advancements in equipment, sensors, or automation to improve efficiency and accuracy in separation techniques.
  3. Environmental Solutions: CSIRO contributes to solving separation challenges in environmental contexts, such as water treatment or air purification. Innovations in separation technologies can play a crucial role in addressing environmental pollution.
  4. Collaborations and Partnerships: CSIRO collaborates with industry partners, academic institutions, and government agencies to collectively tackle complex challenges. Such collaborations can lead to the development of practical solutions for separation issues.

Our capabilities

Fundamental membrane research

Membranes play a crucial role in various scientific and technological applications, including separation processes, water purification, drug delivery, and energy conversion. At CSIRO, our aims are to understand the underlying mechanisms and optimise membrane performance for diverse applications.

Gas storage or separations

Liquid separations

Energy applications

Upscaling and prototyping devices

Our facilities

Our facilities include:

Gas sorption

  • Gas sortion
  • Water sorption
  • High pressure sorption
  • Membrane test rig
  • Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy (PALS)
  • Fluorolog Spectrometer
  • 3D Printers
  • Glovebox
  • Gas breakthrough rigs
  • Membranes in collaboration with Monash