May 27, 2024

Parisa Daraei

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

Research

Title
Dye removal by pes mixed matrix membrane embedded with polymer wrapped MWCNT
Type Presentation
Keywords
Researchers Negin Ghaemi، Parisa Daraei، Hamid Rajabia

Abstract

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) were wrapped by poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) using a simple deep coating method, and 0.1 wt.% of polymer wrapped MWCNTs were implemented to fabricate PES mixed matrix membranes by phase inversion method. The success of wrapping was probed by FTIR spectroscopy. Based on the observed results, wrapping CNTs by PSS improved significantly permeation flux and dye removal efficiency of mixed matrix PES membrane. Results showed that membrane mixed with 0.1 wt.% polymer wrapped MWCNTs offered the highest permeation flux as well as dye removal efficiency. The effect of acidic and basic media as well as dye solution concentration on dye removal efficiency was monitored. The mixed matrix membrane offered high dye removal and water permeability in both acidic and basic media with the concentrated feed solution. The chemical structure and adsorptive properties of PSS resulted in improvement of dye removal capability along with higher permeability of mixed matrix membrane.