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|Title:||Aquaporin-embedded biomimetic membranes for nanofiltration|
|Source:||Zhong, P.S., Chung, T.-S., Jeyaseelan, K., Armugam, A. (2012-07-15). Aquaporin-embedded biomimetic membranes for nanofiltration. Journal of Membrane Science 407-408 : 27-33. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2012.03.033|
|Abstract:||For the first time, planar biomimetic membranes consisting of Aquaporin Z (AqpZ) were fabricated upon cellulose acetate membrane substrate functionalized with methacrylate end groups. By vesicle rupture of triblock copolymer (ABA) vesicles and UV polymerization, a selective layer upon the substrate for nano-filtration (NF) was formed. The AqpZ:ABA ratio was varied from 1:200 to 1:50 and its effects on nanofiltration performance were elucidated. It is found that the NF membranes comprising AqpZ:ABA ratio of 1:50 can give an impressive water permeability of 34LMHbar -1 and NaCl rejection of more than 30%. This study opens up new possibilities of using AqpZ embedded biomimetic membranes for water purification with advantages that include high throughput with lesser energy consumption. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Membrane Science|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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