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Report Summarizes Hydrofluoric Acid Study Findings from Tianjin Polytechnic University

March 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Data detailed on Hydrofluoric Acid have been presented. According to news reporting out of Tianjin, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "In this paper, cross-linked poly (acrylic acid-co-butyl acrylate) microgels were utilized to impart pH-sensitivity to poly (vinylidene fluoride) membranes by phase separation of a casting solution of poly (vinylidene fluoride)/poly (acrylic acid-co-butyl acrylate)/DMF in aqueous solution. The effect of microgels content on morphologies, surface composition, and chemistry of the as-prepared membranes was studied by varieties of spectroscopic and microscopic characterization techniques."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Tianjin Polytechnic University, "By using the filtration of water and protein aqueous solution, the performance of the membrane was evaluated. Results indicated that the as-prepared membrane was pH-sensitive to water flux, bovine serum albumin rejection and antifouling property. Besides, the as-prepared membrane showed an obvious improvement of water flux and proper bovine serum albumin rejection ratio, compared to the pristine PVDF membrane. Meanwhile, dynamic bovine serum albumin fouling resistance and flux recovery property were also greatly enhanced due to the improvement of surface hydrophilicity."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Hopefully, the hydrophilic microgels additive would be favorable to fabricate other polymer membranes for water treatment."

For more information on this research see: Conferring pH-sensitivity on poly (vinylidene fluoride) membrane by poly (acrylic acid-co-butyl acrylate) microgels. Reactive & Functional Polymers, 2014;74():58-66. Reactive & Functional Polymers can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Reactive & Functional Polymers -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. He, Tianjin Polytechnic Univ, State Key Lab Hollow Fiber Membrane Mat & Proc, Tianjin 300387, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X. Chen, S.Y. Bi, W.G. Fu, C.C. Shi and L. Chen (see also Hydrofluoric Acid).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Anions, Tianjin, Acrylates, Fluorides, Acyclic Acids, Blood Proteins, Hydrofluoric Acid, Acute-Phase Proteins, Bovine Serum Albumin, People's Republic of China

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