Polyethersulfone membranes with integrated adsorbent particles for heavy metals capture
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Novel polyethersulfone membranes with integrated submicron adsorbent particles were prepared by combining photoirradiation with liquid phase inversion. These particles consist of cross-linked poly(glycidyl methacrylate-co-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid), pGMA-AMPS. After membrane preparation, the epoxide groups were reacted with diethylene triamine to incorporate amine functionalities. Membranes were characterized using FTIR-ATR, SEM and dynamic adsorption of copper from a dilute solution. Effects of monomer concentrations on the properties and separation performance of membrane adsorbers are presented.
Keywords:polyethersulfone membranes / pGMA-AMPS / FTIR-ATR / SEM / adsorbents
Source:Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry, 2014, 787-790
- Belgrade, Serbia : Society of Physical Chemists of Serbia