Effective Interfacially Polymerized Polyester Solvent Resistant Nanofiltration Membrane from Bioderived Materials
AuthorsAbdellah, Mohamed H.
Scholes, Colin A.
Kentish, Sandra E.
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Chemical Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2018-05-17
Print Publication Date2018-07
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627943
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AbstractUtilization of sustainable and environmentally friendly solvents for the preparation of membranes has attracted growing interest in recent years. In this work, a polyester thin film composite solvent resistant nanofiltration (SRNF) membrane is prepared by interfacial polymerization on a cellulose support. The cellulose support is prepared by nonsolvent-induced phase separation from a dope solution containing an ionic liquid as an environmentally friendly solvent (negligible vapor pressure). The polyester film is formed via the interfacial reaction between quercetin, a plant-derived polyphenol, and terephthaloyl chloride. Alpha-pinene is used as a green alternative solvent to dissolve terephthaloyl chloride (TPC) while quercetin is dissolved in a 0.2 m NaOH solution. The interfacial polymerization reaction is successfully confirmed by Fourier transform infrared and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy while scanning electron and atomic force microscopy are used to characterize the membrane structure. The composite membrane shows an outstanding performance with a molecular weight cut-off around 330 Da combined with a dimethylformamide (DMF) permeance up to 2.8 L m−2 bar−1 h−1. The membrane is stable in strong aprotic solvents such as DMF offering potential application in the pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries.
CitationAbdellah MH, Pérez-Manríquez L, Puspasari T, Scholes CA, Kentish SE, et al. (2018) Effective Interfacially Polymerized Polyester Solvent Resistant Nanofiltration Membrane from Bioderived Materials. Advanced Sustainable Systems: 1800043. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adsu.201800043.
SponsorsKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology
University of Melbourne
JournalAdvanced Sustainable Systems