KACST takes a leading role in a joint research with different scientific bodies around the world and in various fields associated with a membrane technology to contribute to the development of membranes industry in various fields locally and globally.
The National Center for Membrane Technology (NCMT) contributes the conducted studies and scientific researches in many areas, such as: water desalination, water treatment for different purposes, the petrochemicals field, gas and energy production, and medical and pharmaceutical applications.
NCMT works to transfer and localize the membrane industry techniques in various scientific and industrial fields and has developed for th purpose of building a local base in the field of membranes and their uses.
The objectives of the NCMT in the field of membranes includes: Transportation, localization and development of a membrane technology, conducting a scientific research in the field of various membrane technologies, holding strategic partnerships with research centers and specialized research institutions locally and globally. Attracting talented scholars and cooperating with different experiences in this area, developing qualified human resources in this sector, creating a database for researches and techniques of local and global membranes, Increasing knowledge and awareness of the importance of the research, technology and applications of membrane for a community. Developing a model laboratory for products with a high-performance technology in areas of interest to Kingdom, and obtaining equipments and facilities within the institutes of the KACST in support of each strategic project for the development of these models.