A new technology of smart polymers is coming up to generate new membranes for different industries. It is a safe and environmentally friendly technology to help membrane users. Ecofilter Tek’s cooperated membranes are cleaned faster with less chemicals and give better productivity. Ecofilter Tek produces polymers for upgrading membranes for various sectors such as dairy, food, beverage, pulp & paper, and automotive. This technology introduces a new type of membranes in the market with an advanced property in compared to ordinary membranes. This technology uses an advanced method for polymers to improve the performance of flux recovery, cleaning, energy consumption, and time of cleaning in membranes. It can be applied on different membranes such as microfiltration (MF), Ultrafiltration (UF), Nanofiltration (NF), and Reverse Osmosis (RO).
Ecofilter Tek is a start-up founded by two researchers Dr. Farhad Farnia and Dr. Yue Zhao at Université de Sherbrooke (UDS) in 2021. These two researchers are expert in design, manufacturing and developing smart polymers. The technology that they developed lead them to fabricate new membranes invented in 2018. The technology was filed as an IP by UDS and TransferTech Sherbrooke. Ecofilter Tek signed the license of exclusive rights of this technology with TransferTech Sherbrooke in 2021. Then they built a team of researchers to bring up the technology at the Department of Chemistry of UDS.