Nanofiltration thin-film composite polyester polyethersulfone-based membranes prepared by interfacial polymerization

M. N.Abu Seman, M. Khayet, Nidal Hilal

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    Nanofiltration polyester thin-film composite membranes have been prepared by interfacial polymerization using commercial polyethersulfone membrane support. Different monomer bisphenol A (BPA) concentrations in the aqueous solution and various interfacial polymerization times in the organic solution containing trimesoyl chloride (TMC) were studied. The success of the conducted interfacial polymerization procedure was corroborated by FTIR-ATR. Irreversible fouling of both the unmodified polyethersulfone and the modified polyester thin-film composite polyethersulfone membranes have been studied using humic acid model solutions at different pH values. It was observed that polyester thin-film composite membranes exhibited practically no tendency to be irreversibly fouled by humic acid molecules at neutral environment. However, the permeate flux was decreased and the irreversible fouling factor was enhanced with decreasing the pH to a value of 3.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)109-116
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Membrane Science
    Volume348
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 15 2010

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    Nanofiltration
    Polyesters
    Composite membranes
    polyesters
    Polymerization
    Humic Substances
    polymerization
    membranes
    Fouling
    Membranes
    Thin films
    composite materials
    fouling
    Composite materials
    thin films
    acids
    bisphenols
    Chlorides
    Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
    Monomers

    Keywords

    • Humic acid
    • Interfacial polymerization
    • Nanofiltration
    • Polyester
    • Thin-film composite membrane

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Filtration and Separation

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    Nanofiltration thin-film composite polyester polyethersulfone-based membranes prepared by interfacial polymerization. / Seman, M. N.Abu; Khayet, M.; Hilal, Nidal.

    In: Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 348, No. 1-2, 15.02.2010, p. 109-116.

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