Elmarco and NUS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and have agreed to explore novel nanoscale materials on an industrial scale by contributing their respective expertise, know-how and access to relevant academic and industry networks. Successful outcomes of the agreement are anticipated to provide breakthroughs in water treatment, health, energy and environment related applications.
One of the results of partnership between NUS, Elmarco and other partners will be water filtration equipment that will use nanofibre membranes. This equipment should solve problems with drinking water in regions that suffer from water contamination.
“Water is expected to be more and more valuable in the future. Therefore water pollution is becoming a global problem. New materials contribute to solving the global issue with safe drinking water,” says Mr. Ladislav Mares, executive director of Elmarco.
“The new joint development represents an important and exciting partnership” says Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, who serves as the vice-president (Research Strategy) at the National University of Singapore. He is an acknowledged global leader for his pioneering work on engineering of nanofibres for regenerative medicine, harvesting solar energy, and water treatment.