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dc.contributor.authorNunes, Suzana Pereira
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-03T08:06:58Z
dc.date.available2020-05-03T08:06:58Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-25
dc.identifier.citationNunes, S. P. (2020). Can fouling in membranes be ever defeated? Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 28, 90–95. doi:10.1016/j.coche.2020.03.006
dc.identifier.issn2211-3398
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.coche.2020.03.006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/662694
dc.description.abstractFouling continues to be a major problem in membrane technology when water is the separation medium. In this review, the recent advances in strategies for fouling minimization are summarized and critically discussed. Different grafting approaches for surface modification are highlighted, particularly those promoting the integration of zwitterionic building blocks in the membrane top layer. We compare layer-by-layer and other coating methods, and emerging technologies such as 3D printing for pattern development, laser-induced graphene formation and integration of other carbon-based materials to assist electrically driven processes of fouling mitigation. Finally, we emphasize the relevance of developing membranes with higher stability in chlorine, acid and base agents, since regular cleaning has been still mandatory to maintain the membrane performance in long periods of operation.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe author acknowledges King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) as main sponsor of the research activities of the Nanostructured Polymer Lab.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S221133982030023X
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering. 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 Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, [28, , (2020-04-25)] DOI: 10.1016/j.coche.2020.03.006 . © 2020. 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.titleCan fouling in membranes be ever defeated?
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentNanostructured Polymeric Membrane Lab
dc.identifier.journalCurrent Opinion in Chemical Engineering
dc.rights.embargodate2022-04-25
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.identifier.volume28
dc.identifier.pages90-95
kaust.personNunes, Suzana Pereira
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85083659904
dc.date.published-online2020-04-25
dc.date.published-print2020-06


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