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Title: Exploration of ionic modification in dual-lifer hollow fiber membranes for long-term high-performance protein separation
Authors: Li, Y. 
Soh, S.C.
Chung, T.-S. 
Chan, S.Y. 
Keywords: Dual-layer hollow fiber membranes
Electrostatic interaction
Ionic modification
Protein separation
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Citation: Li, Y., Soh, S.C., Chung, T.-S., Chan, S.Y. (2009-02). Exploration of ionic modification in dual-lifer hollow fiber membranes for long-term high-performance protein separation. AIChE Journal 55 (2) : 321-330. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Two types of ionic modification approaches (i.e., sulfonation and triethylamination) were applied with the aid of dual-layer hollow fiber technology in this work to fine tune the pore size and pore size distribution, introduce the electrostatic interaction, and reduce membrane fouling for long-term high-performance protein separation. A binary protein mixture comprising bovine serum albumin (BSA) and hemoglobin (Hb) was separated in this work. The sulfonated fiber exhibits an improved BSA/Hb separation factor at pH = 6.8 compared with as-spun fibers hut at the expense of BSA sieving coefficient. On the other hand, the triethylaminated fiber reveals the best and most durable separation performance at pH = 4.8. Its BSA/Hb separation factor is maintained above 80 for 4 days and maximum BSA sieving coefficient reaches 33%. Therefore, this study documents that an intelligent combination of both size-exclusion and electrostatic interaction can synergistically enhance protein separation performance in both purity and concentration. © 2008 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Source Title: AIChE Journal
ISSN: 00011541
DOI: 10.1002/aic.11671
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