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Gajanan Bhat

Protective Coating – Gajanan Bhat

Gajanan Bhat’s research develops the filters of tomorrow.
In the bioenergy arena, harsh conditions affect the pretreatment (filtering) of biomass. ORNL’s Ramesh Bhave has an idea for a filter that would make biomass more immediately available to biochemical conversion and, in the process, increase the yield of sugars and other chemicals of value. Gajanan Bhat’s team is developing a protective coating for the new filtration membrane—one that will prevent deposits from fouling the membrane with material that can only be removed by expensive chemical cleansing. “Our challenge,” Bhat says, “is to make a coating that keeps the filter’s surface free of debris and the nanopores open.” Read More…

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