Amman- 21 June 2020

The German Jordanian university GJU student, Bana Al-Omari from the School of Applied Medical Sciences (SAMS), published her first paper in the prestigious journal in the field, Desalination, Volume 491, 1 October 2020, 114550.

The new hybrid membrane designed, was inspired by biomimicking the water harvesting system in the back of fogstand beetle. Therefore, efficient hydrophobic material with hydrophilic chitosan islands was produced by the covalent attachment of chitosan to the hydrophobic surface of PVDF membranes.

The attachment of CS molecules allows upgrading the membrane permeability and antifouling properties.

The presented research was performed in the frame of cooperation between GJU and Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU, Poland), where the GJU student, Bana Al-Omari, was trained on this research during her Erasmus+ visit to the NCU on the winter semester 2018/19. 

Prof. Samer Al-Gharabli supervised the work from the GJU and Prof. Joanna Kujawa from NCU-Poland.


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