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Performance of cellulose acetate-polyethersulphone blend membrane prepared using microwave heating for palm oil mill effluent treatment

Idris, Ani and Ahmed, I. and Jye, H. W. (2007) Performance of cellulose acetate-polyethersulphone blend membrane prepared using microwave heating for palm oil mill effluent treatment. Water Science & Technology, 56 (8). pp. 169-177. ISSN 0273-122384

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2166/wst.2007.684

Abstract

The objective of this research is to investigate the performance of blend cellulose acetate (CA)-polyethersulphone (PES) membranes prepared using microwave heating (MWH) techniques and then compare it with blend CA-PES membranes prepared using conventional heating (CH) methods using bovine serum albumin solution. The superior membranes were then used in the treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME). Various blends of CA-PES have been blended with PES in the range of 1-5 wt%. This distinctive series of dope formulations of blend CA/PES and pure CA was prepared using N, N-dimethylformamide (DMF) as solvent. The dope solution was prepared by MW heating for 5 min at a high pulse and the membranes were prepared by phase inversion method. The performances of these membranes were evaluated in terms of pure water and permeate flux, percentage removal of total suspended solids (TSS), chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). The results indicate that blend membranes prepared using the microwave technique is far more superior compared to that prepared using CH. Blend membranes with 19% CA, 1-3% PES and 80% of DMF solvent were found to be the best membrane formulation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Blend membrane; cellulose acetate; microwave; polyethersulphone; POME
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:8713
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:08 May 2009 01:11
Last Modified:23 Feb 2012 03:24

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