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Preparation and characterization of glass hollow fiber membrane for water purification applications

Makhtar, S. N. N. M. and Rahman, M. A. and Ismail, A. F. and Othman, M. H. D. and Jaafar, J. (2017) Preparation and characterization of glass hollow fiber membrane for water purification applications. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24 (19). pp. 15918-15928. ISSN 0944-1344

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This work discusses the preparation and characterizations of glass hollow fiber membranes prepared using zeolite-5A as a starting material. Zeolite was formed into a hollow fiber configuration using the phase inversion technique. It was later sintered at high temperatures to burn off organic materials and change the zeolite into glass membrane. A preliminary study, that used thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), confirmed that zeolite used in this study changed to glass at temperatures above 1000 °C. The glass hollow fiber membranes prepared using the phase inversion technique has three different microstructures, namely (i) sandwich-like structure that originates from inner layer, (ii) sandwich-like that originates from outer layer, and (iii) symmetric sponge like. These variations were influenced by zeolite weight loading and the flow rate of water used to form the lumen. The separation performances of the glass hollow fiber membrane were studied using the pure water permeability and the rejection test of bovine serum albumin (BSA). The glass hollow fiber membrane prepared from using 48 wt% zeolite loading and bore fluid with 9 mL min−1 flow rate has the highest BSA rejection of 85% with the water permeability of 0.7 L m−2 h−1 bar−1. The results showed that the separation performance of glass hollow fiber membranes was in the ultrafiltration range, enabled the retention of solutes with molecular sizes larger than 67 kDa such as milk proteins, endotoxin pyrogen, virus, and colloidal silica.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:glass hollow fiber, zeolite-5A
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:76153
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:30 May 2018 12:24
Last Modified:30 May 2018 12:24

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