Studies on the separation performances of chlorophenol compounds from water by thin film composite membranes

Yogesh Singh, K. M. Popat, B. Ganguly, H. Brahmbhatt, A. Bhattacharya*

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Abstract

The pressure driven membrane process has been a breakthrough in the removal of pollutants from drinking water. These experiments examined the removal of chlorophenol compounds from water using low pressure membranes. The removal performance of the membranes was based primarily on size exclusion. Apart from size exclusion, the polarity and pKa of the compounds also influences the membrane performance. The molecular size and dipole moments of the respective molecules were calculated using a quantum chemical method. The rejection of pollutants also followed the same trend as salt rejection by the membranes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)590-595
Number of pages6
JournalMacromolecular Research
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Molecular volume
  • Molecular weight
  • Phenol compounds
  • Polarity
  • Rejection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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