Polyazole hollow fiber membranes for direct contact membrane distillation
Alsaadi, Ahmad Salem
Amy, Gary L.
Nunes, Suzana Pereira
KAUST DepartmentAli I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Nanostructured Polymeric Membrane Lab
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Online Publication Date2013-03-22
Print Publication Date2013-08-07
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562899
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AbstractPorous hollow fiber membranes were fabricated from fluorinated polyoxadiazole and polytriazole by a dry-wet spinning method for application in desalination of Red Sea water by direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD). The data were compared with commercially available hollow fiber MD membranes prepared from poly(vinylidene fluoride). The membranes were characterized by electron microscopy, liquid entry pressure (LEP), and pore diameter measurements. Finally, the hollow fiber membranes were tested for DCMD. Salt selectivity as high as 99.95% and water fluxes as high as 35 and 41 L m -2 h-1 were demonstrated, respectively, for polyoxadiazole and polytriazole hollow fiber membranes, operating at 80 C feed temperature and 20 C permeate. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)