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The effect of amorphous rice husk silica to the polysulfone membrane separation process

Harun, Zawati and Jamalludin, Mohd Riduan and Yunos, Muhamad Zaini and Shohur, Muhamad Fikri and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi (2013) The effect of amorphous rice husk silica to the polysulfone membrane separation process. Advanced Materials Research, 701. pp. 319-322. ISSN 16628985

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This study investigates the effect of additive rice husk silica and Polyethylene glycol (PEG) on the performance of polysulfone (PSf) membrane. The membrane was prepared by phase inversion method using PSf, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) and rice husk silica was added as an additive. The performance of the membrane was analyzed by using distilled water for permeation test and humic acid for rejection test. The result showed that the hydrophilic of PSf/PEG membrane has significantly improved permeation and rejection with addition of rice husk silica. The results showed that the addition of 3% rice husk silica give highest rejection flux at 196.63 L/m²hr with the rejection value 98%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: polysulfone (Psf); Polyethelene glycol (PEG); Rice husk silica
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 Jan 2017 03:00
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 03:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8266
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