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Assessing the effect of PVP of Various Molecular Weight (MW) in PES-Ag Membranes: antimicrobial study using E.Coli

Basril, Hatijah and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi and Aziz, Madzlan Assessing the effect of PVP of Various Molecular Weight (MW) in PES-Ag Membranes: antimicrobial study using E.Coli. Journal of Science and Technology. ISSN 2229-8460

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Abstract

New polymeric silver (Ad composites were prepared using polyethersuEfone (PES) as polymer material, N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidoize @MP) as solvent andpolyvinylpyrollidone (PVP) of various molecular weight (MW) as organic fillers. Silver nitrate (AgNOJ was added by various loading in order to impart an antibacterial property to the composites. The miscibility of PES/Ag@llers composites were characterized ming TGA and any changes in chemical bonding were characterized using ATR-FTIR techniques. The XPS results showed high intensity in Eb(Ag3d) range of 378.1-378 5 and 372.2-372.5 for the highest Ag loading with PVP with the highest MW. This phenomenon had altered the hydrophilicity property of composites. In this study, composites have undergone a bacteria rejection test ?om E,coli suspension and a domestic waste sample. Composites with highest loading of silver and highest MW of PVP (PES-Ag2P360) was observed for significantly high bacteria rejection, log reduction value ('RV-3). Therefore, PES-silver nanocomposites is a potential membrane for bacteria removal, disinfection and maybe effective for overcoming biofoulingproblems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polyethersulfone-silver; composites; polyvinylpyrrolidone; antibacterial
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 May 2012 00:48
Last Modified: 07 May 2012 00:48
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2445
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