Effect of activated carbon in PSF-PEI-Ag symmetric membrane

Khairul Anwar, Mohamad Said and Genevieve Gadung, George and Nurul Ain, Mohamed Alipah and Nor Zakirah, Ismail and Ramizah Liyana, Jama'In (2016) Effect of activated carbon in PSF-PEI-Ag symmetric membrane. MATEC Web of Conferences, 87. ISSN 2261236X

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Polysulfone (Psf) composite membrane consist of activated carbon, polyethyleneimine and silver nitrate was prepared by phase inversion. The activated carbon (AC) act as adsorbent to adsorb heavy metal present in synthetic waste water while polysulfone membrane act as support. Phase inversion was carried out on different composition of activated carbon from 0 to 0.9% while other component are remain constant. The surface morphology of composite membrane was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) while heavy metal absorption was quantified by atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS). The SEM image show symmetric membrane matrix with sponge structure. The composite membrane with 0.9wt% AC has the highest water flux as well as removal of heavy metal (chromium, lead, silver and cadmium) compare to composite membrane with 0.3wt% AC and 0.5wt% AC. The percentage of heavy metal reduction by composite membrane 0.9wt% AC was 35% cadmium, 19% chromium, 16% silver and 2% lead. The result indicated that the introduction of 0.9wt% AC indeed plays an important role towards enhancing the adsorption of heavy metal in water.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activated carbon; Cadmium; Chromium; Composite membranes; Heavy metals; Lead removal (water treatment); Membranes; Scanning electron microscopy; Silver Atomic absorption spectrometers; Metal absorption; Metal reduction; Polyethyleneimine; Polysulfone membranes; Silver nitrates; Sponge structures; Synthetic waste water, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2017 07:43
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 02:06
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/15146

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