Plasma modification and synthesis of membrane materials—a mechanistic review

Jingshi Wang, Xiao Chen, Rackel Reis, Zhiqiang Chen, Nick Milne, Bjorn Winther Jensen, Lingxue Kong, Ludovic F. Dumée

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    Abstract

    Although commercial membranes are well established materials for water desalination and wastewater treatment, modification on commercial membranes is still necessary to deliver high-performance with enhanced flux and/or selectivity and fouling resistance. A modification method with plasma techniques has been extensively applied for high-performance membrane production. The paper presents a mechanistic review on the impact of plasma gas and polymerization, at either low pressure or atmospheric pressure on the material properties and performance of the modified membranes. At first, plasma conditions at low-pressure such as plasma power, gas or monomer flow rate, reactor pressure, and treatment duration which affect the chemical structure, surface hydrophilicity, morphology, as well as performance of the membranes have been discussed. The underlying mechanisms of plasma gas and polymerization have been highlighted. Thereafter, the recent research in plasma techniques toward membrane modification at atmospheric environment has been critically evaluated. The research focuses of future plasma-related membrane modification, and fabrication studies have been predicted to closely relate with the implementation of the atmospheric-pressure processes at the large-scale.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number56
    JournalMembranes
    Volume8
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 1

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    Membranes
    Plasmas
    Plasma Gases
    Atmospheric pressure
    Gases
    Polymerization
    Hydrophilicity
    Desalination
    Fouling
    Wastewater treatment
    Materials properties
    Monomers
    Flow rate
    Fluxes
    Fabrication
    Water

    Keywords

    • Free volume
    • Membrane surface modification
    • Plasma mechanics
    • Plasma polymerization
    • Plasma texturation
    • Wettability

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Process Chemistry and Technology
    • Filtration and Separation

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    Plasma modification and synthesis of membrane materials—a mechanistic review. / Wang, Jingshi; Chen, Xiao; Reis, Rackel; Chen, Zhiqiang; Milne, Nick; Winther Jensen, Bjorn; Kong, Lingxue; Dumée, Ludovic F.

    In: Membranes, Vol. 8, No. 3, 56, 01.09.2018.

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    Wang, J, Chen, X, Reis, R, Chen, Z, Milne, N, Winther Jensen, B, Kong, L & Dumée, LF 2018, 'Plasma modification and synthesis of membrane materials—a mechanistic review', Membranes, vol. 8, no. 3, 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes8030056
    Wang, Jingshi ; Chen, Xiao ; Reis, Rackel ; Chen, Zhiqiang ; Milne, Nick ; Winther Jensen, Bjorn ; Kong, Lingxue ; Dumée, Ludovic F. / Plasma modification and synthesis of membrane materials—a mechanistic review. In: Membranes. 2018 ; Vol. 8, No. 3.
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