Selective separation of oil and water with mesh membranes by capillarity

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621666
Title:
Selective separation of oil and water with mesh membranes by capillarity
Authors:
Yu, Yuanlie ( 0000-0002-3895-6222 ) ; Chen, Hua; Liu, Yun; Craig, Vincent S.J.; Lai, Zhiping ( 0000-0001-9555-6009 )
Abstract:
The separation of oil and water from wastewater generated in the oil-production industries, as well as in frequent oil spillage events, is important in mitigating severe environmental and ecological damage. Additionally, a wide arrange of industrial processes require oils or fats to be removed from aqueous systems. The immiscibility of oil and water allows for the wettability of solid surfaces to be engineered to achieve the separation of oil and water through capillarity. Mesh membranes with extreme, selective wettability can efficiently remove oil or water from oil/water mixtures through a simple filtration process using gravity. A wide range of different types of mesh membranes have been successfully rendered with extreme wettability and applied to oil/water separation in the laboratory. These mesh materials have typically shown good durability, stability as well as reusability, which makes them promising candidates for an ever widening range of practical applications. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
KAUST Department:
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Yu Y, Chen H, Liu Y, Craig VSJ, Lai Z (2016) Selective separation of oil and water with mesh membranes by capillarity. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 235: 46–55. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2016.05.008.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
Issue Date:
29-May-2016
DOI:
10.1016/j.cis.2016.05.008
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0001-8686
Sponsors:
YL and ZL acknowledge KAUST Center competitive grant FCC/1/1972-16-01. HC and VC acknowledge the Australian Research Council (ARC)'s support in the forms of Discovery Projects DP1095998, DP140102371 and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship DP1095998 and Future Fellowship programs FT 100100449.
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorYu, Yuanlieen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Huaen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yunen
dc.contributor.authorCraig, Vincent S.J.en
dc.contributor.authorLai, Zhipingen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T13:22:16Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T13:22:16Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-29en
dc.identifier.citationYu Y, Chen H, Liu Y, Craig VSJ, Lai Z (2016) Selective separation of oil and water with mesh membranes by capillarity. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 235: 46–55. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2016.05.008.en
dc.identifier.issn0001-8686en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cis.2016.05.008en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621666-
dc.description.abstractThe separation of oil and water from wastewater generated in the oil-production industries, as well as in frequent oil spillage events, is important in mitigating severe environmental and ecological damage. Additionally, a wide arrange of industrial processes require oils or fats to be removed from aqueous systems. The immiscibility of oil and water allows for the wettability of solid surfaces to be engineered to achieve the separation of oil and water through capillarity. Mesh membranes with extreme, selective wettability can efficiently remove oil or water from oil/water mixtures through a simple filtration process using gravity. A wide range of different types of mesh membranes have been successfully rendered with extreme wettability and applied to oil/water separation in the laboratory. These mesh materials have typically shown good durability, stability as well as reusability, which makes them promising candidates for an ever widening range of practical applications. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.en
dc.description.sponsorshipYL and ZL acknowledge KAUST Center competitive grant FCC/1/1972-16-01. HC and VC acknowledge the Australian Research Council (ARC)'s support in the forms of Discovery Projects DP1095998, DP140102371 and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship DP1095998 and Future Fellowship programs FT 100100449.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectCapillarityen
dc.subjectMesh membranesen
dc.subjectOil/water separationen
dc.subjectSuperhydrophobicityen
dc.subjectSuperoleophobicityen
dc.titleSelective separation of oil and water with mesh membranes by capillarityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalAdvances in Colloid and Interface Scienceen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Advanced Microscopy, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionResearch School of Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australiaen
kaust.authorYu, Yuanlieen
kaust.authorLai, Zhipingen
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