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|Title:||Preparation of divinyl-PDMS/PVDF composite hollow fibre membranes for BTX removal|
|Keywords:||Composite hollow fibre membranes|
Organic vapour separation
|Citation:||Yeow, M.L., Field, R.W., Li, K., Teo, W.K. (2002-06-30). Preparation of divinyl-PDMS/PVDF composite hollow fibre membranes for BTX removal. Journal of Membrane Science 203 (1-2) : 137-143. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Microporous polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) hollow fibre membranes spun using the dry-wet phase inversion method were coated with cross-linkable divinyl-terminated silicone rubber, divinyl-polydimethylsiloxane (divinyl-PDMS). Cross-sectional structure of the composite membranes formed was examined using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), displaying a uniform coating thickness of approximately 5-7μm. Oxygen/nitrogen selectivity over 2.24 was obtained, indicating successful formation of selective coating layer. Removal of benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) from hydrocarbon/nitrogen mixtures was tested at a temperature of 40°C using the composite hollow fibre membrane developed. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Membrane Science|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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