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Title: Study on water transport through a mechanically robust Aquaporin Z biomimetic membrane
Authors: Wang, H. 
Chung, T.-S. 
Tong, Y.W. 
Keywords: Aquaproin
Biomimetic membrane
Forward osmosis
Water transport
Issue Date: 5-Oct-2013
Citation: Wang, H., Chung, T.-S., Tong, Y.W. (2013-10-05). Study on water transport through a mechanically robust Aquaporin Z biomimetic membrane. Journal of Membrane Science 445 : 47-52. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Aquaporin-incorporated membranes exhibit the unique potential to achieve a high water flux in a desalination process, and more importantly a high salt rejection. In this study, water transport through the robust Aquaporin-embedded vesicular membrane has been explored in FO process. Mathematical simulation was applied to correlate vesicle size, vesicle permeability and the interior solute concentration with membrane flux in FO process. The results indicate that the water flux of the membrane is determined by both vesicle size and permeability in pressure retarded mode, while the interior solute concentration of vesicles will impact the hydrostatic pressure of the vesicles in forward osmosis mode. It provides a fundamental understanding of the water transport through the Aquaporin-embedded vesicular biomimetic membrane which is a critical guide for future biomimetic membrane design and performance enhancement. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Source Title: Journal of Membrane Science
ISSN: 03767388
DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2013.05.057
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