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Performance of polysulfone/PANI membrane for humic acid separation

Ahmad, Azlinnorazia and Yunos, Muhamad Zaini and Harun, Zawati and Hassan, Mohd Fahrul and Syed Abu Bakar, Sharifah Adzila and Tajul Arifin, Ahmad Mubarak and Abdol Rahman, Mohd Nasrull and Abdul Haq, Reazul Haq and Baharulrazi, Norfhairna (2017) Performance of polysulfone/PANI membrane for humic acid separation. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56. pp. 703-708. ISSN 22839216

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Official URL: DOI: 10.3303/CET1756118


The effect of polymer mixed matrix membrane was investigated by mixing Polyaniline (PANI) in Polysulfone (PSf) membrane for humic acid separation. The purpose addition of PANI in PSf was to improve the membrane hydrophilicity and increase membrane permeability The membrane preparation was undergo phase inversion method at high concentration of PANI (0-15 wt.%). The characterization and performance of the membrane were evaluated in respect to membrane hydrophilicity, pure water flux and rejection properties against humic acid. The result showed that by blending PANI in PSf membrane, the contact angle decreased up to 17 %. This result indicate that addition of PANI improve surface hydrophilicity of membrane. Meanwhile, the addition of PANI increased membrane permeability up to 84 %. The rejection properties also improved up to 25 %. According to the membrane hydrophilicity and the performance against humic substance, PANI has a strong potential to be used as an additive in membrane fabrication.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Materials Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2019 06:55
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 03:22
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10652
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