266264 2-Step Interfacial Polymerization of Trimesoly Chloride(TMC)/Metaphenylenediamine(MPD)-Derived Polyamide for Preparation of Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Reverse Osmosis Membranes
Water purification technology has attracted increasing attention because of water shortages and the lack of access to safe drinking water. Recently, new classes of functional materials have been applied to develop reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) membranes with increased water permeability, high salt rejection, less fouling and excellent stability. Inorganic-organic nanocomposite membranes are quite interesting because they showed increased flux by incorporating inorganic materials as such as zeolite  and TiO2  without significant decrease in rejection.
Thin film composite (TFC) PA membranes are typically prepared by interfacial polymerization (IP) of m-phenylene diamine (MPD) in aqueous phase and trimesoyl chloride (TMC) in organic phase on polysulfone ultrafiltration supports. Our strategy to enhance RO performance of TFC-PA membranes includes (a) addition of additives in organic phase [3, 6], (b) inorganic-organic nanocomposite membranes with zeolite nanoparticles , (c) inorganic-organic nanocomposite membranes with metal alkoxides , and (d) two-step interfacial polymerization.
In this presentation, as a novel technique, two-step interfacial polymerization via spray-coating will be discussed, and, in addition, the preparation of organic/inorganic hybrid membranes will be introduced.
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