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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708120/on-operating-a-nanofiltration-membrane-for-olive-mill-wastewater-purification-at-sub-and-super-boundary-conditions
#1
Marco Stoller, Javier Miguel Ochando-Pulido, Robert Field
In the last decades, membrane processes have gained a significant share of the market for wastewater purification. Although the product (i.e., purified water) is not of high added value, these processes are feasible both technically and from an economic point of view, provided the flux is relatively high and that membrane fouling is strongly inhibited. By controlling membrane fouling, the membrane may work for years without service, thus dramatically reducing operating costs and the need for membrane substitution...
July 14, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671604/nanofiltration-and-tight-ultrafiltration-membranes-for-natural-organic-matter-removal-contribution-of-fouling-and-concentration-polarization-to-filtration-resistance
#2
Joerg Winter, Benoit Barbeau, Pierre Bérubé
Nanofiltration (NF) and tight ultrafiltration (tight UF) membranes are a viable treatment option for high quality drinking water production from sources with high concentrations of contaminants. To date, there is limited knowledge regarding the contribution of concentration polarization (CP) and fouling to the increase in resistance during filtration of natural organic matter (NOM) with NF and tight UF. Filtration tests were conducted with NF and tight UF membranes with molecular weight cut offs (MWCOs) of 300, 2000 and 8000 Da, and model raw waters containing different constituents of NOM...
July 2, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661445/thermal-stability-of-phase-separated-domains-in-multicomponent-lipid-membranes-with-local-anesthetics
#3
Ko Sugahara, Naofumi Shimokawa, Masahiro Takagi
The functional mechanisms of local anesthetics (LAs) have not yet been fully explained, despite their importance in modern medicine. Recently, an indirect interaction between channel proteins and LAs was proposed as follows: LAs alter the physical properties of lipid membranes, thus affecting the channel proteins. To examine this hypothesis, we investigated changes in thermal stability in lipid membranes consisting of dioleoylphosphocholine, dipalmitoylphosphocholine, and cholesterol by adding the LAs, lidocaine and tetracaine...
June 29, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621717/poly-vinylbenzylchloride-based-anion-exchange-blend-membranes-aebms-influence-of-peg-additive-on-conductivity-and-stability
#4
Jochen A Kerres, Henning M Krieg
In view of the many possible applications such as fuel cells and electrolysers, recent interest in novel anion exchange membranes (AEMs) has increased significantly. However, their low conductivity and chemical stability limits their current suitability. In this study, the synthesis and characterization of several three- and four-component anion exchange blend membranes (AEBMs) is described, where the compositions have been systematically varied to study the influence of the AEBM's composition on the anion conductivities as well as chemical and thermal stabilities under strongly alkaline conditions...
June 16, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613247/thin-film-nanocomposite-membrane-filled-with-metal-organic-frameworks-uio-66-and-mil-125-nanoparticles-for-water-desalination
#5
Mohammed Kadhom, Weiming Hu, Baolin Deng
Knowing that the world is facing a shortage of fresh water, desalination, in its different forms including reverse osmosis, represents a practical approach to produce potable water from a saline source. In this report, two kinds of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) nanoparticles (NPs), UiO-66 (~100 nm) and MIL-125 (~100 nm), were embedded separately into thin-film composite membranes in different weight ratios, 0%, 0.05%, 0.1%, 0.15%, 0.2%, and 0.3%. The membranes were synthesized by the interfacial polymerization (IP) of m-phenylenediamine (MPD) in aqueous solution and trimesoyl chloride (TMC) in an organic phase...
June 14, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604649/a-short-review-of-membrane-fouling-in-forward-osmosis-processes
#6
REVIEW
Youngpil Chun, Dennis Mulcahy, Linda Zou, In S Kim
Interest in forward osmosis (FO) research has rapidly increased in the last decade due to problems of water and energy scarcity. FO processes have been used in many applications, including wastewater reclamation, desalination, energy production, fertigation, and food and pharmaceutical processing. However, the inherent disadvantages of FO, such as lower permeate water flux compared to pressure driven membrane processes, concentration polarisation (CP), reverse salt diffusion, the energy consumption of draw solution recovery and issues of membrane fouling have restricted its industrial applications...
June 12, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587268/influence-of-membrane-equivalent-weight-and-reinforcement-on-ionic-species-crossover-in-all-vanadium-redox-flow-batteries
#7
Yasser Ashraf Gandomi, Doug S Aaron, Matthew M Mench
One of the major sources of lost capacity in all-vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) is the undesired transport (usually called crossover) of water and vanadium ions through the ion-exchange membrane. In this work, an experimental assessment of the impact of ion-exchange membrane properties on vanadium ion crossover and capacity decay of VRFBs has been performed. Two types of cationic membranes (non-reinforced and reinforced) with three equivalent weights of 800, 950 and 1100 g·mol(-1) were investigated via a series of in situ performance and capacity decay tests along with ex situ vanadium crossover measurement and membrane characterization...
June 6, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587247/membranes-of-polymers-of-intrinsic-microporosity-pim-1-modified-by-poly-ethylene-glycol
#8
Gisela Bengtson, Silvio Neumann, Volkan Filiz
Until now, the leading polymer of intrinsic microporosity PIM-1 has become quite famous for its high membrane permeability for many gases in gas separation, linked, however, to a rather moderate selectivity. The combination with the hydrophilic and low permeable poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and poly(ethylene oxides) (PEO) should on the one hand reduce permeability, while on the other hand enhance selectivity, especially for the polar gas CO₂ by improving the hydrophilicity of the membranes. Four different paths to combine PIM-1 with PEG or poly(ethylene oxide) and poly(propylene oxide) (PPO) were studied: physically blending, quenching of polycondensation, synthesis of multiblock copolymers and synthesis of copolymers with PEO/PPO side chain...
June 5, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587232/fabrication-of-defect-free-cellulose-acetate-hollow-fibers-by-optimization-of-spinning-parameters
#9
Xuezhong He
Spinning of cellulose acetate (CA) with the additive polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) solvent under different conditions was investigated. The spinning parameters of air gap, bore fluid composition, flow rate of bore fluid, and quench bath temperature were optimized based on the orthogonal experiment design (OED) method and multivariate analysis. FTIR and scanning electron microscopy were used to characterize the membrane structure and morphology. Based on the conjoint analysis in Statistical Product and Service Solutions (SPSS) software, the importance of these parameters was identified as: air gap > bore fluid composition > flow rate of bore fluid > quench bath temperature...
June 5, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467384/anaerobic-membrane-bioreactor-for-continuous-lactic-acid-fermentation
#10
Rong Fan, Mehrdad Ebrahimi, Peter Czermak
Membrane bioreactor systems can enhance anaerobic lactic acid fermentation by reducing product inhibition, thus increasing productivity. In batch fermentations, the bioconversion of glucose is strongly inhibited in the presence of more than 100 g·L(-1) lactic acid and is only possible when the product is simultaneously removed, which can be achieved by ceramic membrane filtration. The crossflow velocity is a more important determinant of flux than the transmembrane pressure. Therefore, to stabilize the performance of the membrane bioreactor system during continuous fermentation, the crossflow velocity was controlled by varying the biomass concentration, which was monitored in real-time using an optical sensor...
May 3, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468242/polymer-electrolyte-membranes-for-water-photo-electrolysis
#11
Antonino S Aricò, Mariarita Girolamo, Stefania Siracusano, David Sebastian, Vincenzo Baglio, Michael Schuster
Water-fed photo-electrolysis cells equipped with perfluorosulfonic acid (Nafion(®) 115) and quaternary ammonium-based (Fumatech(®) FAA3) ion exchange membranes as separator for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reactions were investigated. Protonic or anionic ionomer dispersions were deposited on the electrodes to extend the interface with the electrolyte. The photo-anode consisted of a large band-gap Ti-oxide semiconductor. The effect of membrane characteristics on the photo-electrochemical conversion of solar energy was investigated for photo-voltage-driven electrolysis cells...
April 29, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448443/the-effect-of-thermal-fluctuation-on-the-receptor-mediated-adhesion-of-a-cell-membrane-to-an-elastic-substrate
#12
Bahador Marzban, Hongyan Yuan
Mechanics of the bilayer membrane play an important role in many biological and bioengineering problems such as cell-substrate and cell-nanomaterial interactions. In this work, we study the effect of thermal fluctuation and the substrate elasticity on the cell membrane-substrate adhesion. We model the adhesion of a fluctuating membrane on an elastic substrate as a two-step reaction comprised of the out-of-plane membrane fluctuation and the receptor-ligand binding. The equilibrium closed bond ratio as a function of substrate rigidity was computed by developing a coupled Fourier space Brownian dynamics and Monte Carlo method...
April 27, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406468/foulant-analysis-of-three-ro-membranes-used-in-treating-simulated-brackish-water-of-the-iraqi-marshes
#13
Dawood Eisa Sachit, John N Veenstra
In this work, three different types of Reverse Osmosis (RO) (Thin-Film Composite (SE), Cellulose Acetate (CE), and Polyamide (AD)) were used to perform foulant analysis (autopsy) study on the deposited materials from three different simulated brackish surface feed waters. The brackish surface water qualities represented the water quality in Iraqi marshes. The main foulants from the simulated feed waters were characterized by using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDXS) spectra...
April 13, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387711/descriptive-analysis-of-lap1-distribution-and-that-of-associated-proteins-throughout-spermatogenesis
#14
Joana B Serrano, Filipa Martins, João C Sousa, Cátia D Pereira, Ans M M van Pelt, Sandra Rebelo, Odete A B da Cruz E Silva
Spermatogenesis comprises highly complex differentiation processes. Nuclear envelope (NE) proteins have been associated with these processes, including lamins, lamina-associated polypeptide (LAP) 2 and the lamin B-receptor. LAP1 is an important NE protein whose function has not been fully elucidated, but several binding partners allow predicting putative LAP1 functions. To date, LAP1 had not been associated with spermatogenesis. In this study, LAP1 expression and cellular/subcellular localization during spermatogenesis in human and mouse testes is established for the first time...
April 7, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379173/effects-of-phase-separation-behavior-on-morphology-and-performance-of-polycarbonate-membranes
#15
Alamin Idris, Zakaria Man, Abdulhalim S Maulud, Muhammad Saad Khan
The phase separation behavior of bisphenol-A-polycarbonate (PC), dissolved in N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone and dichloromethane solvents in coagulant water, was studied by the cloud point method. The respective cloud point data were determined by titration against water at room temperature and the characteristic binodal curves for the ternary systems were plotted. Further, the physical properties such as viscosity, refractive index, and density of the solution were measured. The critical polymer concentrations were determined from the viscosity measurements...
April 5, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350320/performance-of-hybrid-photocatalytic-ceramic-membrane-system-for-the-treatment-of-secondary-effluent
#16
Lili Song, Bo Zhu, Stephen Gray, Mikel Duke, Shobha Muthukumaran
Evaluation of an advanced wastewater treatment system that combines photocatalysis with ceramic membrane filtration for the treatment of secondary effluent was undertaken. The results showed that, after photocatalysis and ceramic membrane filtration, the removal of dissolved organic carbon and UV254 was 60% and 54%, respectively, at a concentration of 4 g/L of TiO₂. Dissolved organic matter (DOM) present in the secondary effluent was characterised with a liquid chromatography-organic carbon detector (LC-OCD) technique...
March 28, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346335/apparent-interfacial-tension-effects-in-protein-stabilized-emulsions-prepared-with-microstructured-systems
#17
Carme Güell, Montserrat Ferrando, Alexandre Trentin, Karin Schroën
Proteins are mostly used to stabilize food emulsions; however, production of protein containing emulsions is notoriously difficult to capture in scaling relations due to the complex behavior of proteins in interfaces, in combination with the dynamic nature of the emulsification process. Here, we investigate premix membrane emulsification and use the Ohnesorge number to derive a scaling relation for emulsions prepared with whey protein, bovine serum albumin (BSA), and a standard emulsifier Tween 20, at various concentrations (0...
March 25, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333121/glycerol-production-and-transformation-a-critical-review-with-particular-emphasis-on-glycerol-reforming-reaction-for-producing-hydrogen-in-conventional-and-membrane-reactors
#18
REVIEW
Giuseppe Bagnato, Adolfo Iulianelli, Aimaro Sanna, Angelo Basile
Glycerol represents an emerging renewable bio-derived feedstock, which could be used as a source for producing hydrogen through steam reforming reaction. In this review, the state-of-the-art about glycerol production processes is reviewed, with particular focus on glycerol reforming reactions and on the main catalysts under development. Furthermore, the use of membrane catalytic reactors instead of conventional reactors for steam reforming is discussed. Finally, the review describes the utilization of the Pd-based membrane reactor technology, pointing out the ability of these alternative fuel processors to simultaneously extract high purity hydrogen and enhance the whole performances of the reaction system in terms of glycerol conversion and hydrogen yield...
March 23, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333092/impact-of-coagulant-and-flocculant-addition-to-an-anaerobic-dynamic-membrane-bioreactor-andmbr-treating-waste-activated-sludge
#19
Guido Kooijman, Wilton Lopes, Zhongbo Zhou, Hongxiao Guo, Merle de Kreuk, Henri Spanjers, Jules van Lier
In this work, we investigated the effects of flocculation aid (FA) addition to an anaerobic dynamic membrane bioreactor (AnDMBR) (7 L, 35 °C) treating waste-activated sludge (WAS). The experiment consisted of three distinct periods. In period 1 (day 1-86), the reactor was operated as a conventional anaerobic digester with a solids retention time (SRT) and hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 24 days. In period 2 (day 86-303), the HRT was lowered to 18 days with the application of a dynamic membrane while the SRT was kept the same...
March 23, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335452/fabrication-and-water-treatment-application-of-carbon-nanotubes-cnts-based-composite-membranes-a-review
#20
REVIEW
Lining Ma, Xinfa Dong, Mingliang Chen, Li Zhu, Chaoxian Wang, Fenglin Yang, Yingchao Dong
Membrane separation technology is widely explored for various applications, such as water desalination and wastewater treatment, which can alleviate the global issue of fresh water scarcity. Specifically, carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-based composite membranes are increasingly of interest due to the combined merits of CNTs and membrane separation, offering enhanced membrane properties. This article first briefly discusses fabrication and growth mechanisms, characterization and functionalization techniques of CNTs, and then reviews the fabrication methods for CNTs-based composite membranes in detail...
March 18, 2017: Membranes
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