Wood templated high efficiency and low-cost ceramic membranes for dairy wastewater treatment

PI: Zhezhen Fu


Fu is an assistant professor at UW–Platteville with research interests in manufacturing processes, ceramic materials and mechanical properties of ceramic materials.

Wastewater generated from the dairy industry contains high levels of chemical oxygen demand, biological oxygen demand, total suspended solids, turbidity etc. Direct disposal of such wastewater significantly influences the environment. Ceramic membrane filtration systems can efficiently decrease pollutants, however, manufacturing ceramic membranes is expensive and complicated. This project will use bio-inspired wood templates for a low-cost method to prepare ceramic membranes with high efficiency for dairy wastewater treatment.

Edoardo Rubino