Designing of a novel polyvinylidene fluoride/TiO2/UiO-66-NH2 membrane with photocatalytic antifouling properties using modified zirconium-based metal-organic framework

Yi-Jing Li, Gui-E Chen, Lian-Jing Liu, Zhen-Liang Xu, Sun-Jie Xu, Huan-Yin Xie, Zhen Chen, Jia-Jun Wan
2021 Water Science and Technology  
Novel polyvinylidene fluoride/TiO2/UiO-66-NH2 (PVDF/TiUN) membranes were produced by the delay phase separation method via introducing the TiO2/UiO-66-NH2 (TiUN) nanocomposite into PVDF casting solution. Interconnection of TiO2 and UiO-66-NH2 improved photocatalysis capacity and endowed PVDF/TiUN membranes with self-cleaning capability. Quantitative measurements showed that, firstly, PVDF/TiUN membranes exhibited improved photodegradation kinetics and efficiency (up to 88.1%) to Rhodamine B
more » ... ). Secondly, the performances of bovine serum albumin (BSA) rejection and permeation of PVDF/TiUN membranes outperformed those of other check samples, indicating enhanced hydrophilicity. Thirdly, rejection rate of BSA reached to breathtaking 98.14% and flux recovery ratio (FRR) of BSA reached breathtaking 95.37%. Thus, given their excellent anti-contamination property and separation performance, the PVDF/TiUN membrane is very likely to be a novel water treatment membrane.
doi:10.2166/wst.2021.381 pmid:34810318 fatcat:3p5o4cdd2vaxtnpujisbae3fwm