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Functionalized Cellulose Nanocrystal Nanocomposite Membranes with Controlled Interfacial Transport for Improved Reverse Osmosis Performance

Authors
  • Smith, Ethan D.
  • Hendren, Keith D.
  • Haag, James V.
  • Foster, Johan
  • Martin, Stephen M.
Publication Date
Jan 20, 2019
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

0.31% for the plain polyamide membrane. The increased flux is attributed to the formation of nanochannels at the interface between the high aspect ratio nanocrystals and the polyamide matrix. These nanochannels serve as rapid transport pathways through the membrane, and can be used to tune selectivity via control of particle/polymer interactions.

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