From charge-mosaic to micelle self-assembly: Block copolymer membranes in the last 40 years
KAUST DepartmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
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AbstractDifferent strategies for membrane preparation based on block copolymers are reviewed in this paper, starting from early papers on charge-mosaic membranes and following with dense membranes for gas separation for applications like CO2 separation, pervaporation of aqueous solutions containing organic pollutants, low-fouling surfaces and finally tailoring porous membranes with very sharp pore size distribution. The approaches for manufacture of nanoporous films are summarized, including etching and preferential dissolution. The advantages of a new process based on micelle assembly and phase inversion are emphasized, confirming its perspective of up-scale and application at large scale. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)