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Our laboratory is set-up to carry out experiments related to membrane performance evaluations (bench and pilot-scale), membrane synthesis and characterization, water quality testing, and nanoparticle synthesis and characterization. We are very interested in working with other academic, private, public and industrial partners to carry out research projects and appropriate water and/or treatment process testing. If you are interested in visiting and/or setting up a joint research effort please contact Dr. Brant by email at jbrant1@uwyo.edu or by phone at (307) 766-5446.

Analytical Capabilities in Dr. Brant’s Research Lab
  • Total organic carbon (TOC) analyzer (InnovQx, GE Power & Water)
  • Ion chromatography (Model DX-120, Dionex)
  • UV-vis spectrophotometer (Shimadzu UV-1800)
  • FTIR (Spectrum 1000, Perkin Elmer)
  • Goniometer (Easy Drop, Krüss Scientific)
  • Dynamic light scattering system with automatic titration (Malvern ZetaSizer Nano ZS)
  • Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NS500, Malvern Instruments)
  • Viscometer
Bench-Scale Water Treatment Processes
  • Jar tester with filtration columns
  • Microfiltration/Ultrafiltration systems designed to accommodate single fiber, fiber bundles and ceramic membranes
  • Packed column filtration
  • Dead end filtration (stirred cell): Conventional stainless steel stirred cell (Max Pressure = 1,000 psi) and High pressure stirred cell (Max Pressure = 2,500 psi)
  • Forward Osmosis, Membrane Distillation (MD) and Pervaporation (PV) systems
Pilot-Scale Water Treatment Systems
  • Membrane filtration (MF and UF) and Desalination (NF and RO)
  • Rotary microfiltration system (Spintek)

Jonathan A. Brant, P.E., Ph.D. | University of Wyoming | Phone: (307) 766-5446 | Fax: (307) 766-2221
Email: jbrant1@uwyo.edu | School Web: http://www.uwyo.edu/brant/