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10th Edition of World Nanotechnology Conference

March 10-12, 2025

March 10 -12, 2025 | Rome, Italy
World Nano 2022

Xing Wu

Xing Wu, Speaker at Nanotechnology conferences
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Title : High-performance forward osmosis membranes achieved by incorporating two-dimensional nanomaterials


Forward osmosis technology has been widely applied in industrial areas including desalination and wastewater treatment. However, the forward osmosis membrane is still facing challenges such as the trade-off between selectivity and permeability, membrane fouling and internal concentration polarization. Enhanced forward osmosis membrane performance could be achieved by embedding nanomaterials and intelligent design of advanced nanocomposite membranes. In our recent studies, we have explored different two-dimensional nanomaterials such as graphene oxide and MXene for improving the performance and properties of forward osmosis membranes. In addition, we have designed different membrane modification strategies for forward osmosis membrane modification. We report here how the incorporation of two-dimensional nanomaterials improves the filtration efficiency of forward osmosis membranes and show proof-of-concept studies about applying these advanced FO membranes in desalination, sewage concentration, wastewater treatment, and some emerging application areas such as organic solvent recovery and cooling water production in the CO2 capture system.

Audience take-away:

  • This presentation will offer new insight into the application of nanomaterials for membrane modification.
  • This presentation may inspire researchers for selecting or fabricating suitable nanomaterials for membrane modification.
  • Some emerging application areas about nanomaterials modified forward osmosis membranes presented in this presentation may trigger new orientations for nanomaterials designing.


Dr. Xing Wu joined the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Manufacturing as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2019. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2018. At CSIRO, his research interests are focused on membrane fabrication and modification for desalination, purification and wastewater treatment. His expertise includes the development of nanomaterials modified membrane for ultrafiltration, forward osmosis and membrane distillation. He is a member of the Reviewer Board of Membranes (SCI Journal), the guest editor of Special Issue of Sustainability (SCI Journal), and a member of the Membrane Society of Australasia.