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Sol-Gel Derived Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) Maleic Acid/Silica Hybrid Membrane for Desalination by Pervaporation

By Zongli Xie, Manh Hoang, Tuan Duong, Derrick Ng, Buu Dao and Stephen R Gray

Abstract

In recent years, membrane desalination using reverse osmosis (RO) has been the leading candidate technology for supplying fresh water. A new type of PVA/MA/silica hybrid membrane has been synthesised via a sol-gel route and a solution casting method. The pervaporation separation of aqueous salt solution of hybrid PVA/MA/silica membranes was examined in relation to the diffusion coefficient of water

Topics: Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI), 0904 Chemical Engineering, 9004 Water and Waste Services, ResPubID23292, hybrid membrane, desalination by pervaporation, poly vinyl alcohol, sol-gel, reverse osmosis (RO), membrane desalination
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.memsci.2011.08.036
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.vu.edu.au:9003

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