Sustainable development is the
ultimate solution to meet the challenges of today without complicating the
availability of resources for the future generations. With this perspective
membrane technology offers new opportunities in process design, intensification
and optimization. Membrane processes have the potential to contribute in
Process Intensification as these process are energy efficient, environmental
friendly and easy to scale up. Membrane processes improve the energy efficiency
and raise the level of sustainability in comparison to traditional processes.
Membrane processes are widely used in the oil and gas, food, waste water,
pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnological industries.
Hussain (Focal Person)
Dr. Sarah Farrukh
Dr. Muhammad Ahsan
Dr. Muhammad Bilal Khan Niazi
Existing facilities at the Department of Chemical
- GC/MS (Gas Chromatography/ Mass
- FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared
- TG/DTA (Thermo Gravimetric/
Differential Thermal Analysis).
- HPLC (High-Performance Liquid
(Gel Permeation Chromatography).
Planned facilities at the Department of Chemical Engineering
- Gas Permeation Rig.
- GC (Gas Chromatography).
Shared facilities at the Department of Materials Engineering
- Nano materials synthesis lab
- SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope).
- AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy).
- XRD (X-ray Diffraction).
capture from natural gas and flue gas by polymer membranes.
module design and analysis for gas separation.
of nano filtration membranes for analytical applications.
and characterization of membrane for dehydration of ethanol.
and characterization of RO membrane.
Modeling and Simulations of Single Stage Gas Permeation.
of Nano Membrane for Ultra Filteration
for the separation of amino acids.
research group “MEMFO” at Norwegian Technical and Natural Sciences University
(NTNU), Trondheim Norway.
Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.IESE, SCEE,
Recently got approval for 3 million NOK under
Pakistan-Norway institutional cooperation program
Hussain, A., A single stage membrane process for CO2 capture from flue
gas by a facilitated transport membrane, Journal of Separation Science &
Technology 47 (2012) 1857-1865.
M. Ahsan, A. Hussain, An efficient
numerical approach for the separation of gases using membranes in a
multicomponent gas mixture, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and
Applications, Vol. 3 (6) (2012) 430-434.
S. Hafeez, A. Hussain, N. Iqbal, Fabrication and Characterization of Micro filtration blended Membrane,
Desalination and Water Treatment (paper submitted).
man Ul-Haq, Joong Kon Park, Effect
of template on chiral separation of phenylalanine using molecularly imprinted
membrane in aqueous medium (Under review
Park Joong Kon, Chiral resolution
of phenylalanine by D-Phe imprinted membrane considering rejection property. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 33
Membrane synthesis, Nano composite membranes, Membrane
processes, Techno-economic analysis, CO2 capture, Membrane modules.
Engr. Arshad Hussain
School of Chemical and Materials
Engineering (SCME), NUST
H-12 Islamabad, Pakistan, Telephone:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org