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Researchers from University of British Columbia Report New Studies and Findings in the Area of Chemical Engineering (High permeability of...

August 27, 2014



Researchers from University of British Columbia Report New Studies and Findings in the Area of Chemical Engineering (High permeability of ultrafiltration membranes based on electrospun PVDF modified by nanosized zeolite hybrid membrane ...)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Investigators publish new report on Chemical Engineering. According to news reporting originating from Vancouver, Canada, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "High permeability and antifouling property under low pressure are two essential properties for the commercial filtration membranes. In this work, a novel hybrid ultrafiltration (UF) scaffold with high permeability obtained by blending poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) with nanosized zeolite particles were fabricated by an electrospinning process."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of British Columbia, "Addition of nanosized zeolite particles was effective to improve the mechanical properties of the zeolite/PVDF UF scaffold. Chitosan thin films were chosen to advance water flux performance and antifouling properties by promoting wetting property and increasing porosity of the zeolite/PVDF UF scaffolds under low pressure."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These hybrid UF membranes have a high potential in water purification field."

For more information on this research see: High permeability of ultrafiltration membranes based on electrospun PVDF modified by nanosized zeolite hybrid membrane scaffolds under low pressure. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2014;252():327-336. Chemical Engineering Journal can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Sa, PO Box 564, 1001 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Chemical Engineering Journal - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/601273)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. He, University of British Columbia, Dept. of Mat Engn, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada. Additional authors for this research include W.Y. Zhou, A. Bahi, H. Yang and F. Ko.

Keywords for this news article include: Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Chemical Engineering, North and Central America

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