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|Title:||Synthesis of robust and high-performance aquaporin-based biomimetic membranes by interfacial polymerization-membrane preparation and RO performance characterization||Authors:||Zhao, Yang
Fane, Anthony Gordon
Tang, Chuyang Y.
|Issue Date:||2012||Source:||Zhao, Y., Qiu, C., Li, X., Vararattanavech, A., Shen, W., Torres, J., Hélix-Nielsen, C., Wang, R., Hu, X., Fane, A. G.,& Tang, C. Y. (2012). Synthesis of robust and high-performance aquaporin-based biomimetic membranes by interfacial polymerization-membrane preparation and RO performance characterization. Journal of Membrane Science, 423-424422-428.||Series/Report no.:||Journal of membrane science||Abstract:||Aquaporins are water channel proteins with excellent water permeability and solute rejection, which makes them promising for preparing high-performance biomimetic membranes. Despite the growing interest in aquaporin-based biomimetic membranes (ABMs), it is challenging to produce robust and defect-free ABMs that can be easily scaled up. In the current study, a thin film composite (TFC) ABM was prepared by the interfacial polymerization method, where AquaporinZ-containing proteoliposomes were added to the m-phenylene-diamine aqueous solution. Control membranes, either without aquaporins or with inactive (mutant) aquaporins, were also similarly prepared. The separation performance of these membranes was evaluated by cross-flow reverse osmosis (RO) tests. Compared to the controls, the active ABM achieved significantly higher water permeability (∼4 L/m2 h bar) with comparable NaCl rejection (∼97%) at an applied pressure of 5 bar. Its permeability was ∼40% higher compared to a commercial brackish water RO membrane (BW30) and an order of magnitude higher compared to a seawater RO membrane (SW30HR), which clearly demonstrates the great potential of the TFC ABM for desalination applications.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/100234
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2012.08.039||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
|Appears in Collections:||CEE Journal Articles|
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