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Hydrophobicity Enhancement of Poly (Vinylidene Fluoride-co-Hexafluoro Propylene) for Membrane Distillation

Rashid, Khalid T. and Sunarti, Abd Rahman and Alsalhy, Qusay (2015) Hydrophobicity Enhancement of Poly (Vinylidene Fluoride-co-Hexafluoro Propylene) for Membrane Distillation. Journal of Polymer Science and Technology, 1 (1). pp. 1-9.

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Poly (vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene), (PVdF-co-HFP) hollow fibre membrane was prepared by phase inversion method using different concentrations of PVP as a pore former additives in the dope solution. Surface modification was done using a formic acid through immersion technique. It was observed that the contact angle for all membranes increased due to the surfaces modification (10% of hydrophobicity increment). Based on SEM and FTIR analysis the study found that the hydrophobicity of (PVdF-co-HFP) hollow fibre membrane can be enhanced via formic acid surface modification process

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: contact angle; membrane distillation; PVdF-co-HFP membrane; surface modification
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 05:36
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2017 06:20
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