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dc.contributor.advisorWang, Peng
dc.contributor.authorYao, Pinjiang
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-07T13:05:37Z
dc.date.available2014-12-07T13:05:37Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.doi10.25781/KAUST-P8384
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/336789
dc.description.abstractSeparating oil/water emulsions is significant for the ecosystem and the petroleum and processing industry. To this end, we prepared an underwater superoleophobic membrane inspired by unique wettability of the fish scales. This membrane was fabricated by a facile vacuum filtration process of sepiolite nanofibers and chitosan, and after the cross-linking via glutaraldehyde, a self-standing membrane was obtained. The as-prepared membrane exhibited excellent capability of separating both the surfactant-free and surfactant-stabilized oil-in-water emulsions with high efficiency. This sepiolite fibrous membrane offers a convenient, reliable and efficient way for the large-scale de-emulsification process.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectUnderwater superoleophobic
dc.subjectMembrane
dc.subjectEmulsion Separation
dc.titleAn Underwater Superoleophobic Sepiolite Fibrous Membrane (SFM) for Oil­-in­-water Emulsion Separation
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
dc.contributor.committeememberLeiknes, TorOve
dc.contributor.committeememberNunes, Suzana Pereira
dc.contributor.committeememberZhang, Lianbin
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Science and Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
refterms.dateFOA2015-12-07T00:00:00Z


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