The news reporters obtained a quote from the research, "The resulting membrane adsorbers were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), pore size measurements, water flux measurements and various adsorption experiments. The membranes can be classified as microfiltration membranes and have the additional capability to adsorb substances with various physico-chemical properties. The capability to adsorb compounds with various physico-chemical properties is implemented by embedding different nanoscaled adsorbers specific against the target molecules. In this work the target molecules bisphenol A, a hydrophobic compound, and penicillin G (potassium salt), a charged molecule, were adsorbed together on one membrane."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The nanocomposite membrane adsorber concept allows the adaption of membrane properties to a given separation task by an adjustment of the amount and the proportion of various selective particles."
For more information on this research see: Removal of micropollutants from water by nanocomposite membrane adsorbers. Separation and Purification Technology, 2014;131():60-68. Separation and Purification Technology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae
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