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dc.contributor.authorFalca, Gheorghe
dc.contributor.authorMusteata, Valentina-Elena
dc.contributor.authorChisca, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorHedhili, Mohamed N.
dc.contributor.authorOng, Chi Siang
dc.contributor.authorNunes, Suzana Pereira
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-14T11:47:28Z
dc.date.available2021-09-14T11:47:28Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-12
dc.date.submitted2021-04-25
dc.identifier.citationFalca, G., Musteata, V. E., Chisca, S., Hedhili, M. N., Ong, C., & Nunes, S. P. (2021). Naturally Extracted Hydrophobic Solvent and Self-Assembly in Interfacial Polymerization. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. doi:10.1021/acsami.1c07584
dc.identifier.issn1944-8244
dc.identifier.issn1944-8252
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acsami.1c07584
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/671209
dc.description.abstractPharmaceutical, chemical, and food industries are actively implementing membrane nanofiltration modules in their processes to separate valuable products and recover solvents. Interfacial polymerization (IP) is the most widely used method to produce thin-film composite membranes for nanofiltration and reverse osmosis processes. Although membrane processes are considered green and environmentally friendly, membrane fabrication has still to be further developed in such direction. For instance, the emission of volatile solvents during membrane production in the industry has to be carefully controlled for health reasons. Greener solvents are being proposed for phase-separation membrane manufacture. For the IP organic phase, the proposition of greener alternatives is in an early stage. In this work, we demonstrate the preparation of a high-performing composite membrane employing zero vapor pressure and naturally extracted oleic acid as the IP organic phase. Its long hydrophobic chain ensures intrinsic low volatility and acid monomer dissolution, while the polar head induces a unique self-assembly structure during the film formation. Membranes prepared by this technique were selective for small molecules with a molecular weight cutoff of 650 g mol–1 and a high permeance of ∼57 L m–2 h–1 bar–1.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was sponsored by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.1c07584
dc.rightsThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsami.1c07584.
dc.titleNaturally Extracted Hydrophobic Solvent and Self-Assembly in Interfacial Polymerization
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentSurface Science
dc.identifier.journalACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
dc.rights.embargodate2022-09-12
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
kaust.personFalca, Gheorghe
kaust.personMusteata, Valentina-Elena
kaust.personChisca, Stefan
kaust.personHedhili, Mohamed N.
kaust.personOng, Chi Siang
kaust.personNunes, Suzana Pereira
dc.date.accepted2021-06-18
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-14T11:48:47Z


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