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Abstract - Issue Nov 2016, 37 (6) Back
nstantaneous and historical temperature effects on a-pinene
of membrane system for water treatment by
N.Balasubramanian1, S.Anitha2, V.Vijayabharathi2
of Chemical Engineering, A.C.Tech Campus, Anna University, Chennai-600 025,
Biotechnology, Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering and Technology,
Kancheepuram-603 308, India
Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
21 September 2015
14 May 2016
20 August 2016
water is an essential requirement for all life and therefore, the societal
benefit from effective water treatment methods are significant. There are
many different methods to treat contaminated water; one being
microfiltration. The surface modification of membranes with nanoparticles one
way to address these challenges and hence, improve membrane performance.
Recently, successful attempts have been made to deposit the nanoparticles
onto the membrane. Gold nanoparticles (AuNps) can be coated on common
microfiltration membrane by overnight exposure of the membrane to
nanoparticles solution. Membrane's surface can be modified by synthesized
AuNps solution, which has an outstanding filtration performance as compared
to conventional membranes. In the present study, AuNps supported poly ether
sulfone (PES) membrane was characterized by SEM with EDAX analysis. The
coated membrane performance was investigated through microfiltration
experiment, and the activities were compared with conventional PES membranes.
This coating procedure led to increase in the performance of membrane for the
application of water treatment.
nanoparticles, Microfiltration, PES membranes, Water treatment
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