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The Impact of Hydrophobic Coating on the Performance of Carbon Nanotube Bucky-Paper Membranes in Membrane Distillation

Dumee, Ludovic, Campbell, Jos L, Sears, Kallista, Schutz, Jurg, Finn, Niall, Duke, Mikel and Gray, Stephen R (2011) The Impact of Hydrophobic Coating on the Performance of Carbon Nanotube Bucky-Paper Membranes in Membrane Distillation. Desalination, 283. pp. 64-67. ISSN 0011-9164

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Abstract

PTFE coated carbon nanotube BPs were processed and tested as potential membranes in DCMD. They exhibited improved properties compared to both their untreated counter parts and to commercial membranes. The difference was attributed to the higher hydrophobicity of the smooth surface and to an increased porosity compared to the PTTE membranes making of those membranes very promising structures for use as separation means in membrane distillation.

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Special issue in honour of Professor Tony Fane on his 70th Birthday

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23350, desalination, bucky-paper membranes, membrane distillation, hydrophobic coating, carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
FOR Classification > 0904 Chemical Engineering
SEO Classification > 9004 Water and Waste Services
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 22:47
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 04:40
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9029
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2011.02.046
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