From charge-mosaic to micelle self-assembly: Block copolymer membranes in the last 40 years

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Abstract

Different strategies for membrane preparation based on block copolymers are reviewed in this paper, starting from early papers on charge-mosaic membranes and following with dense membranes for gas separation for applications like CO2 separation, pervaporation of aqueous solutions containing organic pollutants, low-fouling surfaces and finally tailoring porous membranes with very sharp pore size distribution. The approaches for manufacture of nanoporous films are summarized, including etching and preferential dissolution. The advantages of a new process based on micelle assembly and phase inversion are emphasized, confirming its perspective of up-scale and application at large scale. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-1003
Number of pages11
JournalIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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