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A facile TiO2/PVDF composite membrane synthesis and their application in water purification

Wei Zhang Orcid Logo, Yiming Zhang, Rong Fan, Rosmala Lewis

Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Volume: 18, Issue: 1

Swansea University Author: Wei Zhang Orcid Logo

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In this work, we have demonstrated a facile wet chemical method to synthesise TiO2/PVDF composite membranes as alternative water purification method to traditional polymer-based membrane. For the first time, hydrothermally grown TiO2 nanofibers under alkali conditions were successfully inserted into...

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Published in: Journal of Nanoparticle Research
ISSN: 1388-0764 1572-896X
Published: 2016
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa44279
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Abstract: In this work, we have demonstrated a facile wet chemical method to synthesise TiO2/PVDF composite membranes as alternative water purification method to traditional polymer-based membrane. For the first time, hydrothermally grown TiO2 nanofibers under alkali conditions were successfully inserted into PVDF membranes matrix. The structure, permeability and anti-fouling performance of as-prepared PVDF/TiO2 composite membranes were studied systematically. The TiO2/PVDF composite membranes prepared in this work promise great potential uses in water purification applications as microfiltration membranes due to its excellent physical/chemical resistance, anti-fouling and mechanical properties.
Keywords: TiO2, Nanofiber, Composite, Membrane, Anti-fouling, Water purification, Nanoscale filtration
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 1