Studies of performances by the interchanging of the sequence of the photomodified layer in the Thin Film Composite (TFC) membrane

Yogesh, S. Gupta, S. Javiya, P. Paul, S. Basu, K. Singh, B. Ganguly, A. Bhattacharya*

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Abstract

UV-initiated photomodification by a hydrophilic functional moiety (i.e., acrylic acid) was performed in and on a polypiperazineamide thin-film composite membrane. The sequence of the bilayers (i.e., acrylic acid and polypiperazineamide) was altered on a polysulfone membrane. The size exclusion order through the membranes was Atrazine > Simazine > 2,4,6- Trichlorophenol > 2,4-Dichlorophenol according to the molecular size, which was calculated by the quantum mechanical approach. Apart from the molecular size, the polarity and hydrophobicity of the molecules also influenced the separation. The performance of the membranes is based on size exclusion. The membrane with an inner layer of acrylic acid showed more blocking effect than the membrane with the same layer on the top of polypiperazineamide membrane and the unmodified polypiperazineamide membrane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2611-2616
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume108
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Composites
  • Graft copolymers
  • Membranes
  • Modification
  • Radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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