Fouling characterization of polysulfone-grafted-methyl methacrylate membrane

Yunos, Muhamad Zaini and Harun, Zawati and Basri, Hatijah and Taib, Hariati and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi (2014) Fouling characterization of polysulfone-grafted-methyl methacrylate membrane. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 465 . pp. 819-823. ISSN 16627482


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This study investigates the effects of different grafting time on the polysulfone grafted methyl methacrylate (PSf-g-MMA) membrane performance. PSf-g-MMA was successfully prepared via UV radiation method. Methyl methacrylate (MMA) and benzophenon (BP) were used as a monomer and initiator respectively. Membrane performances were measured based on permeation and rejection of bovine serum albumin (BSA). Degree of grafting was found to increase as grafting time increases and the optimum time was found at 100 minutes. The results revealed that the pure water flux and rejection were significantly improved with the addition of grafting time. The present of MMA also were found to improve fouling properties of the membrane.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fouling; polysulfone; membrane; grafting
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP157-159 Apparatus and supplies
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Materials Engineering and Design
ID Code:8285
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:27 Sep 2016 16:34
Last Modified:27 Sep 2016 16:34

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