Thin Film Composite Hollow Fiber Membrane for Separation in Biorefinery

Elfira, Anuar and Syed Mohd Saufi, Tuan Chik and Mazrul Nizam, Abu Seman and Hafizuddin, Wan Yussof and Ahmad Fauzi, Ismail (2017) Thin Film Composite Hollow Fiber Membrane for Separation in Biorefinery. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56. pp. 1099-1104. ISSN 2283-9216. (Published)

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One of the newest applications of the membrane technology is for the separation of sugar component and inhibitor removal during biomass processing in biorefinery. Most of the membranes used in biorefinery were commercially purchased and not specifically customise for the biomass hydrolysate processing. In the current study, a series of thin film composite (TFC) hollow fiber membranes were fabricated to tailor the performance toward xylose/glucose refinement and acetic acid removal in biomass processing. Polysulfone (PSf) hollow fiber membrane support was prepared using 20wt% PSf, 2wt% Polyvinylpyrrolidone K30(PVP K30) and 78wt% dimethylformamide (DMF) through dry/wet spinning process. Three types of aqueous monomers were studied in interfacial polymerization process, which are piperazine (PIP), triethanolamine (TEOA) and polyethyleneimine (PEI). TFC hollow fiber membrane prepared using TEOA monomer showed the best performance for separation of biomass hydrolysate component. It exhibited rejection value 50.98  4.11 % of xylose, 71.72  3.92 % of glucose and 5.45  1.93 % of acetic acid. This is corresponding to the ideal separation factor of 1.75  0.10 for xylose/glucose, 3.42  0.54 for acetic acid/glucose and 1.95  0.20 for acetic acid/xylose.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acetic acidBioconversionBiomassComposite membranesFibersFilm preparation; Membrane technology; Monomers; Organic acids; Organic solvents; pH; Refining; Separation; Spinning (fibers); Thin films; Water bacteriology
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Syed Mohd Saufi Tuan Chik
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 06:29
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 06:29
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