Preparation of ultrafiltration membrane by newly synthesized AMC polymer

In Chul Kim, Yong Sook Jin, Doo Hyun Song, Su Hyun Ahn, You In Park, Beom Sik Kim, Jonggeon Jegal, Bong Kuk Seo, Jong Hak Kim, Young Nam Kwon, Chi Joon Mo, Jeong Jae Lee, Dong Seong Kim, Seong Han Lim

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Water-soluble methyl cellulose was acetylated to use as a hydrophilic membrane material. The acetylation was preceded under mild conditions to keep a high molecular weight. Acetylation could be confirmed by Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Acetylated methyl cellulose (AMC) membrane could be successfully fabricated by an immersion precipitation method. Various additives were added in a polymeric solution to control the pore size and cross-sectional structure. Using 1,4-dioxane and acetone as additives changed the membrane morphology from finger-like structure to sponge-like structure. A membrane fouling test was conducted by using protein bovine serum albumin (BSA). The membrane-fouling of the AMC membrane was compared with that of a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane. The AMC membrane showed much better fouling resistance against protein than the PVDF membrane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5196-5203
Number of pages8
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
Issue number25-27
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Pollution


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