Hydrophilic ZSM-5 membrane for forward osmosis operation

Motomu Sakai*, Masahiro Seshimo, Masahiko Matsukata


研究成果: Article査読

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A potential of zeolite membrane in forward osmosis operation was investigated for the first time. A hydrophilic zeolite, ZSM-5, membrane was prepared on an α-alumina tubular support by a secondary growth method. NaCl aqueous solution and distilled water were used as draw and feed solutions, respectively. The membrane exhibited a water flux of 2.2 L m−2 h−1 with a salt flux of 0.69 g m−2 h−1 at 313 K by using 9.0 wt% draw solution. ZSM-5 membrane showed a quite small reverse salt flux based on a molecular sieving effect in the relatively wide temperature ranges of 298–333 K. ZSM-5 membrane also kept its performance under acidic conditions. In addition, obvious deterioration of the membrane performance was not observed after intermittent use of our membrane for more than one month.

ジャーナルJournal of Water Process Engineering
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 12月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • バイオテクノロジー
  • 安全性、リスク、信頼性、品質管理
  • 廃棄物管理と処理
  • プロセス化学およびプロセス工学


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