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An economical production of polyethersulfone asymmetric membranes using mixture of two solvents and lithium chloride as additive

Idris, Ani and Ahmed, Iqbal (2006) An economical production of polyethersulfone asymmetric membranes using mixture of two solvents and lithium chloride as additive. In: 1st International Conference on Natural Resources Engineering & Technology 2006, 24-25th July 2006, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Polyethersulfone (PES) asymmetric membranes were prepared by the wet/dry phase inversion process. Membrane dope formulation consisting of commercial-grade PES resin and a mixture of two different solvents dimethyleformamide (DMF) and commercial grade acetone with control ratio 3.47 were prepared. Tap water was used as the coagulant bath at room temperature. With a focus on the PES solvent mixtures DMF/acetone economical system, the effect of lithium chloride anhydrous (LiClH2O) as additive on the membrane’s performance was investigated. The performance of the PES membranes were evaluated in terms of PEG separation and its molecular weight determined. The PES membranes prepared from the two solvent mixture systems with LiClH2O additive possess excellent hydrophilic properties exhibited by the high permeation rates. Its solute rejection rates obtained were also superior compared to the membrane prepared from single solvent without LiClH2O additive.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Asymmetric membranes; dry/wet phase inversion; lithium chloride anhydrous
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:341
Deposited By: Pn Khairulbahiyah Yaakub
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 08:08
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:43

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