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Title: Recent advances in membrane development for treating surfactant- and oil-containing feed streams via membrane distillation
Authors: Chew, Nick Guan Pin
Zhao, Shanshan
Wang, Rong
Keywords: Engineering::Environmental engineering
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Chew, N. G. P., Zhao, S. & Wang, R. (2019). Recent advances in membrane development for treating surfactant- and oil-containing feed streams via membrane distillation. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 273, 102022-. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cis.2019.102022
Journal: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 
Abstract: Membrane distillation (MD) has been touted as a promising technology for niche applications such as desalination of surfactant- and oil-containing feed streams. Hitherto, the deployment of conventional hydrophobic MD membranes for such applications is limited and unsatisfactory. This is because the presence of surfactants and oils in aqueous feed streams reduces the surface-tension of these media significantly and the attachment of these contaminants onto hydrophobic membrane surfaces often leads to membrane fouling and pore wetting, which compromises on the quantity and quality of water recovered. Endowing MD membranes with surfaces of special wettabilities has been proposed as a strategy to combat membrane fouling and pore wetting. This involves the design of local kinetic energy barriers such as multilevel re-entrant surface structures, surfaces with ultralow surface-energies, and interfacial hydration layers to impede transition to the fully-wetted Wenzel state. This review critiques the state-of-the-art fabrication and surface-modification methods as well as practices used in the development of omniphobic and Janus MD membranes with specific emphasis on the advances, challenges, and future improvements for application in challenging surfactant- and oil-containing feed streams.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/150783
ISSN: 0001-8686
DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2019.102022
Rights: © 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Advances in Colloid and Interface Science and is made available with permission of Elsevier B.V.
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