Artificial intelligence and structural design of inorganic hollow fiber membranes: Materials chemistry

Muhammad Mubashir*, Tausif Ahmad, Xiaowei Liu, Lubna Muzamil Rehman, Jean Pierre Benjamin Boross de Levay, Reham Al Nuaimi, Roshni Thankamony, Zhiping Lai*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A key challenge is to produce the uniform morphology and regular pore design of inorganic hollow fiber membranes (HFMs) due to involvement of multiple parameters including, fabrication process and materials chemistry. Inorganic HFMs required technical innovations via novel structural design and artificial intelligence (AI) to produce the uniform structure and regular pore design. Therefore, this review aims at critical analysis on the most recent and relevant approaches to tackle the issues related to tune the morphology and pore design of inorganic HFMs. Structural design and evaluation of routes towards the dope suspension, spinning, and sintering of inorganic HFMs are critically analysed. AI, driving forces and challenges involved for harnessing of materials are revealed in this review. AI programs used for the prediction of pore design and performance of HFMs have also been explained in this review. Overall, this review will provide the understanding to build the equilibrium in spinning and sintering processes to control the design of micro-channels, and structural properties of inorganic HFMs. This review has great significance to control the new design of membranes via AI programs. This review also explain the inorganic membrane efficiency as algal-bioreactor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number139525
StatePublished - Oct 2023


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Bio-membrane
  • Inorganic membranes
  • Materials chemistry
  • Structural assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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