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Title: Plasma-treated PDMS-membranes in solvent resistant nanofiltration: Characterization and study of transport mechanism
Authors: Aerts, S ×
Vanhulsel, A
Buekenhoudt, A
Weyten, H
Kuypers, S
Chen, H
Bryjak, M
Gevers, LEM
Vankelecom, Ivo
Jacobs, Pierre #
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Publisher: Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co.
Series Title: Journal of Membrane Science vol:275 issue:1-2 pages:212-219
Abstract: Laboratory-made polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membranes were subjected to plasma treatments with three different plasmas: an Ar, Ar-H-2 and Ar-O-2 plasma. Two parameters of the Ar-O-2 treatment, the applied power and the treatment time, were evaluated. The effects of these treatments on the PDMS-membranes were studied through the use of XPS-analysis, contact angle measurements and surface energy calculations. The plasmatreated membranes were tested in the filtration of three selected dyes: methylene blue, methyl orange and disperse red 1. From these experiments insight in the transport mechanism for solvent resistant nanofiltration (SRNF) through the plasma-treated membranes was gained. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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ISSN: 0376-7388
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
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