High flux membrane based on in-situ formation of zirconia layer coated the polyethersulfone substrate for ions separation

Chabi Noël Worou, Jing Kang, Eric A. Alamou, Arcadius Degan, Pengwei Yan, Yingxu Gong, Razack L. Guene, Zhonglin Chen
2021 Water Science and Technology : Water Supply  
A flawless, extremely loose, and efficient for multivalent ions separation membrane has been successfully synthesized by the in-situ formation approach. The as-synthesized nanofiltration (NF) membrane, NF_PES-Zr, proceeded from a thin film layer of nanoparticles (NPs) zirconium coated the platform of polyethersulfone (PES) ultrafiltration (UF) membrane through a bio-glue made from dopamine hydrochloric and sodium bicarbonate buffer. The estimation of the average pore size of the novel
more » ... organic NF membrane NF_PES-Zr using the filtration velocity approach of GUEROUT-ELFORD-FERRY was close to 0.9 nm. NF_PES-Zr membrane holds a record in permeate water flux release of about 62.5 L.m–2.h–1 and was revealed to be effective for multivalent ions separation. A 5 days-test performed on NF_PES-Zr demonstrated its long-term stability and showed a rejection rate of 93.4% and 37.8% respectively for Ca2+ and Na+.
doi:10.2166/ws.2021.092 fatcat:pfikhxjqofcojjd6jyql2mal5m