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dc.contributor.authorAkther, Nawshad
dc.contributor.authorPhuntsho, Sherub
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yuan
dc.contributor.authorGhaffour, NorEddine
dc.contributor.authorShon, Ho Kyong
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-14T12:31:35Z
dc.date.available2019-05-14T12:31:35Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-08
dc.identifier.citationAkther N, Phuntsho S, Chen Y, Ghaffour N, Shon HK (2019) Recent advances in nanomaterial-modified polyamide thin-film composite membranes for forward osmosis processes. Journal of Membrane Science 584: 20–45. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2019.04.064.
dc.identifier.issn0376-7388
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.memsci.2019.04.064
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/652873
dc.description.abstractPolyamide thin-film composite (PA TFC) membranes have attained much attention for forward osmosis (FO) applications in separation processes, water and wastewater treatment due to their superior intrinsic properties, such as high salt rejection and water permeability compared to the first-generation cellulose-based FO membranes. Nonetheless, several problems like fouling and trade-off between membrane selectivity and water permeability have hindered the progress of conventional PA TFC FO membranes for real applications. To overcome these issues, nanomaterials or chemical additives have been integrated into the TFC membranes. Nanomaterial-modified membranes have demonstrated significant improvement in their anti-fouling properties and FO performance. In addition, the PA TFC membranes can be designed for specific applications like heavy metal removal and osmotic membrane bioreactor by using nanomaterials to modify their physicochemical properties (porosity, surface charge, hydrophilicity, membrane structure and mechanical strength). This review provides a comprehensive summary of the progress of nanocomposite PA TFC membrane since its first development for FO in the year 2012. The nanomaterial-incorporated TFC membranes are classified into four categories based on the location of nanomaterial in/on the membranes: embedded inside the PA active layer, incorporated within the substrate, coated on the PA layer surface, or deposited as an interlayer between the substrate and the PA active layer. The key challenges still being confronted and the future research directions for nanocomposite PA TFC FO are also discussed.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research reported in this paper was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia through the Competitive Research Grant Program – CRG2017 (CRG6), Grant # URF/1/3404-01. H.K.S. and Y.C. acknowledge the support provided by the Australian Research Council under the Future Fellowships scheme (FT140101208 & FT160100107), ARC Industry Hub (IH170100009) and Discovery Project (DP180102210).
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376738818333556
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Membrane Science. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Membrane Science, [, , (2019-05-08)] DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2019.04.064 . © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectForward osmosis membrane
dc.subjectThin-film composite (TFC)
dc.subjectThin-film nanocomposite (TFN)
dc.subjectNanoparticles
dc.subjectInterfacial polymerization
dc.titleRecent advances in nanomaterial-modified polyamide thin-film composite membranes for forward osmosis processes
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Membrane Science
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Technology in Water and Wastewater (CTWW), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), NSW, 2007, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionThe University of Sydney, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
kaust.personGhaffour, Noreddine
kaust.grant.numberURF/1/3404-01
dc.date.published-online2019-05-08
dc.date.published-print2019-08


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