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dc.contributor.authorHammami, Mohamed Amen
dc.contributor.authorCroissant, Jonas G.
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Lijo
dc.contributor.authorAlsaiari, Shahad K.
dc.contributor.authorAnjum, Dalaver H.
dc.contributor.authorGhaffour, NorEddine
dc.contributor.authorKhashab, Niveen M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-29T13:51:38Z
dc.date.available2017-01-29T13:51:38Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-05
dc.identifier.citationHammami MA, Croissant JG, Francis L, Alsaiari SK, Anjum DH, et al. (2017) Engineering Hydrophobic Organosilica Nanoparticle-Doped Nanofibers for Enhanced and Fouling Resistant Membrane Distillation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9: 1737–1745. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b11167.
dc.identifier.issn1944-8244
dc.identifier.issn1944-8252
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acsami.6b11167
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622778
dc.description.abstractEngineering and scaling-up new materials for better water desalination are imperative to find alternative fresh water sources to meet future demands. Herein, the fabrication of hydrophobic poly(ether imide) composite nanofiber membranes doped with novel ethylene-pentafluorophenylene-based periodic mesoporous organosilica nanoparticles is reported for enhanced and fouling resistant membrane distillation. Novel organosilica nanoparticles were homogeneously incorporated into electrospun nanofiber membranes depicting a proportional increase of hydrophobicity to the particle contents. Direct contact membrane distillation experiments on the organosilica-doped membrane with only 5% doping showed an increase of flux of 140% compared to commercial membranes. The high porosity of organosilica nanoparticles was further utilized to load the eugenol antimicrobial agent which produced a dramatic enhancement of the antibiofouling properties of the membrane of 70% after 24 h.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe gratefully acknowledge support from KAUST.
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsami.6b11167
dc.rightsThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsami.6b11167.
dc.subjectBiofouling
dc.subjectNanofibers
dc.subjectPeriodic Mesoporous Organosilica
dc.subjectMembrane Distillation
dc.subjectOrganosilica Nanoparticles
dc.titleEngineering Hydrophobic Organosilica Nanoparticle-Doped Nanofibers for Enhanced and Fouling Resistant Membrane Distillation
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentBioscience Program
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentElectron Microscopy
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentImaging and Characterization Core Lab
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentSmart Hybrid Materials (SHMs) lab
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.identifier.journalACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
kaust.personHammami, Mohamed Amen
kaust.personCroissant, Jonas G.
kaust.personFrancis, Lijo
kaust.personAlsaiari, Shahad K.
kaust.personAnjum, Dalaver H.
kaust.personGhaffour, Noreddine
kaust.personKhashab, Niveen M.
refterms.dateFOA2017-12-15T00:00:00Z
dc.date.published-online2017-01-05
dc.date.published-print2017-01-18


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