Fabrication and characterization of affordable hydrophobic ceramic hollow fibre membrane for contacting processes

Abdulhameed, Mohammed Abdulmunem and Othman, Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan and Al Joda, Haider Nadhom Azziz and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi and Matsuura, Takeshi and Harun, Zawati and A. Rahman, Mukhlis and Puteh, Mohd Hafiz and Jaafar, Juhana (2017) Fabrication and characterization of affordable hydrophobic ceramic hollow fibre membrane for contacting processes. Journal of Advanced Ceramics, 6 (4). pp. 330-340. ISSN 2226-4108

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Affordable hydrophobic hollow fibre membranes were prepared using kaolin and alumina based ceramic powders via a combined phase inversion and sintering technique, followed by a grafting with fluoroalkylsilane (FAS). The crux of the matter in this paper is to study the changes in the properties of the hollow fibre membranes (gas permeation, mechanical strength, pore size, porosity, tortuosity, morphology, and contact angle) by the addition of alumina (Al2O3) to the pure kaolin with mono or multiparticle sizes. By varying the overall loading and particle size of alumina addition, different morphologies of the membranes were obtained due to the differences in the path lengths during phase inversion process for each solvent and nonsolvent exchange. The successful grafting with FAS was evidenced by the increase in contact angle from nearly equal to zero degree before grafting to 140° after grafting. Kaolin–alumina-4, one of the hollow fibres fabricated in this work, achieved a mean pore size of 0.25 µm with the bending strength of 96.4 MPa and high nitrogen permeance of 2.3×105 mol·m2 ·Pa1 ·s1 , which makes the hollow fibre most suitable for the membrane contactor application

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ceramic membrane contactor; hollow fibre; kaolin; hydrophobic
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155-156 Chemical engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: UiTM Student Praktikal
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2021 04:37
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2021 04:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4891

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