Advanced Characterisation

Characterisation is an important aspect in membrane research and can be conducted on the membrane material, the fouling material adhering to the surface of the membrane or fluid that is passing through the membrane. Given this, a wide variety of instruments are necessary and the Membrane Centre as part of UNSW has access to many of them. (See list below for available instruments)

In particular the Centre has key partnerships with the Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre and UNSW Water Research Centre.

 SurPASS Electro-Kinetic Analyzer  Shimadzu TOC-VCSH TOC Analyzer  CFP-1200-AEXL Capillary Porometer  


Material Characterisation

Fouling and Fluid Characterisation

  • Scanning Electron Microscopes
  • Atomic Force Microscopes
  • Transmission Electron Microscope
  • Polarising Optical Microscope
  • Infrared and Raman Spectrometers
  • Capillary Flow Porometer
  • Contact Angle Analyser
  • Electro-Kinetic Analyzer
  • Liquid Chromatography – Organic Carbon Detection (LC-OCD)
  • Total Organic Carbon Analyzer
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission & Mass Spectrometers
  • X-ray Diffraction and Fluorensence Instruments
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer