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dc.contributor.authorMaab, Husnul
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Lijo
dc.contributor.authorAlsaadi, Ahmad Salem
dc.contributor.authorAubry, Cyril
dc.contributor.authorGhaffour, NorEddine
dc.contributor.authorAmy, Gary L.
dc.contributor.authorNunes, Suzana Pereira
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T10:38:15Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T10:38:15Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.issn03767388
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.memsci.2012.07.009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562439
dc.description.abstractAromatic fluorinated polyoxadiazoles (F-POD) and polytriazoles (F-PT) were synthesized and for the first time manufactured into porous membranes by phase inversion and by electrospinning. The phase inversion F-POD membranes had a mean flow pore size (MFP) of 51nm, while for F-PT it was around 74nm. The electrospun membranes had a much larger pore size, the MFP for F-POD membrane was around 1.7μm and for F-PT it was 2.7μm. The membranes were tested for desalination of Red Sea water using direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD). By combining the high polymer hydrophobicity and high porosity, apparent contact angles up to 162° were obtained, assuring the operation with practically no liquid water leakage under pressure up to 0.9bar. Salt selectivity as high as 99.95% and water fluxes as high as 85Lm -2h -1 were demonstrated, operating at 80°C feed temperature and 22°C permeate. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectMembrane distillation
dc.subjectMembranes
dc.subjectPolyoxadiazole
dc.subjectPolytriazole
dc.titleSynthesis and fabrication of nanostructured hydrophobic polyazole membranes for low-energy water recovery
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination & Reuse Research Cntr
dc.contributor.departmentNanostructured Polymeric Membrane Lab
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Membrane Science
kaust.personMaab, Husnul
kaust.personFrancis, Lijo
kaust.personAlsaadi, Ahmad Salem
kaust.personAubry, Cyril
kaust.personGhaffour, NorEddine
kaust.personAmy, Gary L.
kaust.personNunes, Suzana Pereira


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