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Cation exchange membrane by radiation-induced grafting of styrene onto polpypropylene : Effect of grafting conditions

Ngah, Tengku Ida Sofina and Nasef, Mohamed Mahmoud and Saidi, Hamdani and Dahlan, Khairul Zaman M. (2004) Cation exchange membrane by radiation-induced grafting of styrene onto polpypropylene : Effect of grafting conditions. In: Proceedings of Regional Symposium on Membrane Science and Technology 2004, 21-25 April 2004, Puteri Pan Pacific Hotel, Johor Bharu, Malaysia.

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Abstract

In a first step towards preparation of cation exchange membrane, styrene monomer was grafted onto polypropylene (PP) film using simultaneous radiation-induced grafting technique. The effect of monomer concentration and irradiation dose on the degree of grafting was investigated. The grafting yield was found to increase until 40 % monomer concentration and beyond which tends to level off. The degree of grafting was found to increase gradually to the irradiation dose. The obtained grafted PP films (PP-g-PS) were characterized by FTIR-ATR to confirm the presence of polystyrene grafts in the PP films.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:polypropylene, styrene, radiation-induced grafting
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:1061
Deposited By: Pn Norazana Ibrahim
Deposited On:23 Feb 2007 10:06
Last Modified:06 Sep 2017 06:36

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