Fabrication of mixed matrix membrane containing chlorophyll extracted from spinach for humic acid removal

Azhar, Faiz Hafeez and Harun, Zawati and Hubadillah, Siti Khadijah and Raja Ahmad, Raja Adibah and Sazali, Norsuhailizah and Syamsul Bahri, Syamsutajri and Ibrahim, Siti Aida and Hussin, Rosniza (2021) Fabrication of mixed matrix membrane containing chlorophyll extracted from spinach for humic acid removal. Materials Today: Proceedings, 46. pp. 2058-2064.

[img] Text
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (2MB) | Request a copy


The implementation of the pore-forming agent in the polymeric membrane has been applied for ages in enhancing the characteristics and performance of mixed matrix membrane. In this work, chlorophyll extracted from spinach has been used as an additional pore-forming agent alongside polyethylene glycol (PEG) to improve the polysulfone’s pore structure (PSf) mixed matrix membrane. The effect of chlorophyll was investigated in terms of characteristics and performance of the mixed matrix membrane. As a result, the cross-section morphologies show that the pore structure was enhanced significantly inside the mem�brane structure for 0.25 wt% chlorophyll concentration, thus resulted in better hydrophilicity, surface roughness, and membrane porosity value. Plus, the permeation and rejection performance was increased drastically due to the pore formation inside the mixed matrix membrane structure. These results prove that the addition of chlorophyll with low concentration managed to improve the characteristics and per�formance of the fabricated mixed matrix membrane.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polysulfone; chlorophyll; mixed matrix membrane; pore-forming agent; hydrophilicity
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP200-248 Chemicals: Manufacture, use, etc.
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 01:24
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 01:24
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6642

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item