ICIM – June 18–22, 2018

Dresden, Germany, Hotel Westin Bellevue Dresden


The International Conference on Inorganic Membranes (ICIM) is held every second year all over the world in rotation. This series of conferences has been established as a global high-level event on inorganic membranes and innovations. To encourage and promote research for membrane science, technology and application, the 15th ICIM in Dresden will provide a unique platform for scientists and engineers to discuss these issues and share their insights from various perspectives.

The ICIM 2018 will be extended by a third session in which functional layers for batteries and fuel cells will be in the focus.

Local organizing committee

Dr. Ingolf Voigt
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
Deputy Institute Director

Prof. Dr. Alexander Michaelis
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
Institute Director

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Albert Meulenberg
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Head of department: Gas separation membranes

Conference topics

The conference topics will be covered in 3 parallel sessions

1 Membrane science
a. Membrane materials (oxides, non-oxides, metals, zeolites, MOFs, carbon, etc.)
b. Membrane preparation (dip coating, CVD, PVD, etc.)
c. Membrane characterization (pore size, porosity, thickness, permeance, permselectivity, etc.)
d. Membrane modeling

2 Membrane technology
a. Modules (tubular, disc, hollow fiber, etc.)
b. Plants (dead end, cross flow, membrane cleaning, combination of processes, etc.)
c. Applications (liquid filtration, gas separation, pervaporation, diafiltration, membrane distillation, etc.)
d. Membrane reactors (membrane contactor, membrane extractor, membrane distributor, etc.)

3 Membranes and layers for electrochemical devices

a. Fuel cells and electrolyzers (SOFC, SOEC, MCFC, etc.)
b. Batteries (Li-ion, Na-ion, etc.)
c. Sensors (O2, CO2, H2, etc.)

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