May 27, 2024

Parisa Daraei

Academic rank: Assistant professor
Education: Ph.D in Applied Chemistry
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering


Preparation of pH-sensitive composite polyethersulfone membranes embedded by Ag(I) coordination polymer for the removal of cationic and anionic dyes
Type Article
Ag(I), Composite membrane, Coordination polymer, Dye removal, pH sensitive
Researchers Parisa Daraei، Elham Rostami، farzad nasimanesh، Valiollah Nobakht


A pH-sensitive polyethersulfone (PES) membrane was prepared with the aid of newly synthesized Ag(I) coordination polymer (Ag(I)-CP) particles. Indicating obvious adsorptive property toward dyes, the Ag(I)-based metalorganic framework (MOF) was selected to be used as an additive to improve the dye selectivity of PES membranes for both cationic and anionic dyes. The performance examination and characterization of prepared membranes indicated the influence of Ag(I)-CP in PES membrane improvement. The effect of feed pH approved the membrane response to pH changes in dye removal results. By adjusting feed pH based on pHpzc of Ag(I)-CP, it is possible to remove both anionic and cationic dyes (97% of acid orange 7 (AO) & and 100% of methylene blue (MB)) from the effluent along with an enhanced permeated flux. The results offered a synergism in embedding Ag(I)-CP in PES membrane in dye removal efficiency. The additive particles can be applied with their natural size (200-300 nm) without severe influence on the uniformity of the membrane morphology if the optimum Ag(I)-CP content is considered.