Conductive membrane as oxidative surface to prevent biofilms and deposits

The EU project ConductMem deals with a central problem of water filtration plants and especially membrane filtration plants: biofilms and the biological blocking of filters. The project aims to develop a system in which the formation of a biofilm by germicidal oxidative substances is permanently prevented. The oxidative substances are to be electrolytically produced by the filter membrane itself. The trans-European consortium of mainly medium-sized companies will demonstrate the technology on membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment.


Project information

Project title

ConductMem – Development of a conductive membrane for the generation of an oxidative surface to prevent the formation of biofilms and deposits


Project duration

November 2011 – October 2013



  • Fraunhofer IGB


Cooperation partners

  • Polymem S.A., France
  • Eilenburger Elektrolyse- und Umwelttechnik GmbH, Germany
  • E.R.S. - Control engineering - GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  • Microbac Limited, Great Britain
  • Grundfos AS, Denmark
  • Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V., Belgium


The research leading to results in this project will be funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (FP7/2007-2013) in accordance with Grant Agreement No 286497.