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Effects of water as non-solvent additive on performance of polysulfone ultrafiltration membrane

Yunos, Muhamad Zaini and Harun, Zawati and Basri, Hatijah and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi (2012) Effects of water as non-solvent additive on performance of polysulfone ultrafiltration membrane. Advanced Materials Research, 488. pp. 46-50. ISSN 16628985

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Abstract

In this work, polysulfone ultrafiltration membranes were prepared via simple phase inversion with distilled water as non-solvent additive. The main reason for the addition of water in polysulfone dope solution preparation was to enhance the membranes structure. In the dope, 15 wt. % of polysulfone was used and water was varied up to 6 wt. %. The effects of water on morphology, porosity and tensile properties were investigated in detail. From the porosity test, results showed that the addition of water has improved membrane porosity up to 53 %. The FESEM images revealed that membrane morphology has also been modified. However, the tensile properties of membrane decreased as water content increased which may be due to the porosity interaction between polysulfone/NMP with water.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polysulfone; additive; non-solvent, membrane
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Materials Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 07:15
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 07:15
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8251
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