Hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes: A comparative review of interfacial polymerization and phase inversion fabrication methods

Gulsum Melike Urper, Reyhan Sengur-Tasdemir, Turker Turken, Esra Ates Genceli*, Volodymyr V. Tarabara, Ismail Koyuncu

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Abstract

Membrane-based separation is now established as one of staple technologies used in water treatment and reuse applications. Nanofiltration, in particular, can be a cost-effective solution for removing large ions and low-molecular-weight compounds from water. Nanofiltration membranes have been manufactured mostly as flat sheets and used in spiral wound modules. Hollow fiber geometry, however, offers several advantages over flat sheet and other configurations. This paper overviews recent developments in the design of hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes and provides a comparative analysis of two main methods of their fabrication: interfacial polymerization and phase inversion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2120-2136
Number of pages17
JournalSeparation Science and Technology
Volume52
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2017

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Funding

The authors are grateful to TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) for providing financial support under project number 113Y359.

FundersFunder number
TUBITAK
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu113Y359

    Keywords

    • Dual layer membrane
    • hollow fiber
    • interfacial polymerization
    • nanofiltration
    • phase inversion

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