Fabrication of polysulfone/chitosan composite membrane with various concentrations of polysulfone / Norin Zamiah Kassim Shaari, Mohammad Najib Mohmad Ishak and Nurul Aida Sulaiman

Kassim Shaari, Norin Zamiah and Mohmad Ishak, Mohammad Najib and Sulaiman, Nurul Aida (2019) Fabrication of polysulfone/chitosan composite membrane with various concentrations of polysulfone / Norin Zamiah Kassim Shaari, Mohammad Najib Mohmad Ishak and Nurul Aida Sulaiman. Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (MJCET), 2. pp. 13-20. ISSN 2682-8588

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Abstract

In this study, a thin film composite (TFC) membrane was fabricated by using polysulfone (PSF)
membrane as a supporting layer and hybrid membrane as a barrier layer. The PSF membranes were
prepared by using phase inversion method while the hybrid membranes were formulated from
polymer blend of chitosan (CS)/polyethylene glycol (PEG) and cross linked with
tetraethylorthosilicate (TEOS). The aim of this work is to study the effects of varying the PSF
concentrations on the characterisation and performance of the TFC membranes. Three different PSF
concentrations were selected; 11 wt.%, 13 wt.%, and 15 wt.%. The TFC membrane was
characterised by using attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR)
spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). In the performance testing, pure water
permeability (PWP) was conducted to measure water flux, and antifouling experiment by using
humic acid and deionised water as feed solution was carried out. Results show that TFC membrane
with 11 wt.% PSF has excellent membrane characteristics and performance. This membrane shows
better water permeation, and has antifouling properties, which was exhibited through high relative
flux recovery (RFR) and low relative flux decay (RFD) as compared to other membranes. This
fabricated membrane has potential to be used in wastewater treatment highlight the most significant
findings or observations that would attract attention of readers.

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Item Type: Article
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Kassim Shaari, Norin Zamiah
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Mohmad Ishak, Mohammad Najib
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Sulaiman, Nurul Aida
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Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Chemical engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Chemical engineering > Special processes and operations
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (MJCET)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (MJCET)
ISSN: 2682-8588
Volume: 2
Page Range: pp. 13-20
Official URL: https://mjcetfkk.uitm.edu.my/
Item ID: 37514
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thin film composite, PSF/CS membrane, Antifouling, Pure water flux, Humic acid
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/37514

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