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Title: Characterisation of the solvent stability of polymeric nanofiltration membranes by measurement of contact angles and swelling
Authors: Geens, J ×
Van der Bruggen, Bart
Vandecasteele, Carlo #
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Publisher: Pergamon-elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Chemical engineering science vol:59 issue:5 pages:1161-1164
Abstract: This communication describes contact angle and swelling measurements for different (commercially available) polymeric nanofiltration membranes. Contact angle measurements and surface tension calculations on new and solvent-treated membranes confirm that organic solvents change the hydrophilicity of polymeric membrane surfaces, leading to different water permeability before and after solvent treatment. Swelling measurements confirm the assumption that a reorganisation of the membrane material takes place, leading to differences in porosity and changes in rejection. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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ISSN: 0009-2509
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems Section
Chemical Engineering - miscellaneous
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