Ceramic Membranes for Filtration Applications — Preparation and Characterization


  • Thanks are due to the Institut für Metallkunde for providing XRD and FESEM characterization methods, the upt Saarbrücken for measuring the PEG retention and the Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden (IPF) for the fruitful cooperation in the field of electrokinetic measurements. The financial support from the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Projektträger des BMBF and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) is also gratefully acknowledged.


This article gives an overview about the preparation and characterization of asymmetric ceramic membranes that have been developed at our institute within the last years. Depending on the required pore size of the filter active layer for filtration applications ranging from microfiltration (MF) up to nanofiltration (NF) different preparation routes have to be applied.