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dc.contributor.authorSomrani, Anissa
dc.contributor.authorShabani, Mehri
dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Zaineb
dc.contributor.authorGhaffour, NorEddine
dc.contributor.authorSeibel, Fabio
dc.contributor.authorBriao, Vandre Barbosa
dc.contributor.authorPontié, Maxime
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-31T07:48:43Z
dc.date.available2021-05-31T07:48:43Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-04
dc.date.submitted2020-12-07
dc.identifier.citationSomrani, A., Shabani, M., Mohamed, Z., Ghaffour, N., Seibel, F., Briao, V. B., & Pontié, M. (2021). Transforming an end-of-life reverse osmosis membrane in a cationic exchange membrane and its application in a fungal microbial fuel cell. Ionics. doi:10.1007/s11581-021-04070-5
dc.identifier.issn1862-0760
dc.identifier.issn0947-7047
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11581-021-04070-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/669308
dc.description.abstractThis article describes for the first time the elaboration of a cationic exchange membrane (CEM) from an end-of-life reverse osmosis (RO) membrane. The cationic exchange membrane has been prepared in two successive steps: (i) chlorine attack and (ii) filtration/adsorption of a polystyrene sulfonic acid (PSS) electrolyte solution. Physicochemical characterizations have been undertaken including (Na+) transference number (t(Na+)), diffusion flux measurements (Js), and cationic exchange capacity (CEC) determinations, as the properties encountered for a classical cationic exchange membrane. The hydraulic permeability (Lp) was also determined to characterize the molecular weight cut-off. This novel membrane denoted as ANIMAX has also been characterized by ATR-FTIR and SEM/AFM tools. We have utilized an old brackish water membrane denoted BW30 (stocked in bisulfite 1% for 10 years) to develop a new sulfonated UF membrane with a molecular cut-off of 55 kDa. We have observed that the roughness was divided by 2 (295 to 144nm) showing a lower propensity to fouling/biofouling of the novel membrane elaborated. As for the application, the newly synthesized membrane has been tested during 4 days of experiments in a fungal microbial fuel cell laboratory set-up vs Nafion© 117 the usual cationic membrane in MFC technology. We observed a lower external resistance with a value of 8 kOhm vs 37 kOhm for ANIMAX vs Nafion®117, respectively. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank the microscopy department of Angers University (SCIAM, France) with a special thanks to Romain Mallet. Lots of thanks to Nadege BLON for the FTIR spectra result from the Chemical Engineering Department of Angers University, Faculty of Sciences. We would also like to appreciate the Campus France, Paris (France), and the French Embassy in Tehran (Iran) for providing the scholarship of Ph.D. student Mehri Shabani.
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.urlhttps://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11581-021-04070-5
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Ionics
dc.titleTransforming an end-of-life reverse osmosis membrane in a cationic exchange membrane and its application in a fungal microbial fuel cell
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.identifier.journalIonics
dc.rights.embargodate2022-05-04
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionPhysics Sciences Department, College of Sciences and Arts, Al Jouf University, Tabarjal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
dc.contributor.institutionDept. of Chemistry, Group Analysis and Processes (GA&P), University of Angers, 2 Bd. Lavoisier, 49045, Angers Cedex 01, France
dc.contributor.institutionESAIP La Salle, CERADE, 18, rue du 8 mai 1945, Saint-Barthélemy d’Anjou Cedex, 49180, France
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty de Engineering and Architecture, University de Passo Fundo (UPF), Rodovia BR 285, km 292, n° 7, Passo Fundo, RS, CEP: 99052-900, Brazil
kaust.personGhaffour, Noreddine
dc.date.accepted2021-04-21
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85105498047
refterms.dateFOA2021-05-31T07:49:18Z


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