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

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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

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

Item type Article
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9029
Identification Number https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2011.02.046
Official URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Current > FOR Classification > 0904 Chemical Engineering
Historical > SEO Classification > 9004 Water and Waste Services
Keywords ResPubID23350, desalination, bucky-paper membranes, membrane distillation, hydrophobic coating, carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
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