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Hydrolysis of sucrose by radiation grafted sulfonic acid membrane

Nasef, Mohamed Mahmoud and Saidi, Hamdani and Mohamed Senna, Magdy Hydrolysis of sucrose by radiation grafted sulfonic acid membrane. In: Regional Symposium on Membrane Science and Technology 2004, 21-25 April 2004, Puteri Pan Pacific Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

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The hydrolysis of sucrose to glucose and fructose by poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co- perfluorovinyl ether)-graft-polystyrene sulfonic acid (PFA-g-PSSA) membranes was investigated. The membranes were prepared by simultaneous radiation-induced grafting of styrene ontoly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-perfluorovinyl ether) (PFA) films using γ-radiation followed by sulfonation with chlorosulfonic mixture. The kinetics of the reaction was determined for various membranes in batch mode and the reaction rate constants were obtained in a temperature range of 40 to 70°C. The catalytic activity of the membranes was found to be dependent on the reaction temperature and the concentration of the sulfonic acid groups in the membranes. The results of this work suggest that PFA-g-PSSA membranes have strong potential to replace liquid sulfuric acid and ion exchange resins in sugar hydrolysis processes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Hydrolysis of sucrose, PFA films, radiation-induced grafting, reaction kinetics, styrene, sufonic acid membranes
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:6232
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:26 Aug 2008 10:42
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:40

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