An overview of superhydrophobic ceramic membrane surface modification for oil-water separation

Jamilu, Usman and Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan, Othman and Ahmad Fauzi, Ismail and Mukhlis, A. Rahman and Juhana, Jaafar and Yusuf Olabode, Raji and Afeez O., Gbadamosi and Tijjani Hassan, El Badawy and Khairul Anwar, Mohamad Said (2021) An overview of superhydrophobic ceramic membrane surface modification for oil-water separation. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 12 (2021). pp. 643-667. ISSN 2238-7854

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The discharge of oily wastewater and offshore oil spills contaminates the biotic and aquatic environment and ultimately result in the destruction of the ecosystem. Recently, the application of ceramic membranes has gained prodigious attention due to its efficiency in oil-water separation process. Ceramic membranes developed from inorganic materials are considered as the most promising technology for the treatment of industrial wastewater. Besides, different types superhydrophobic-superoleophilic substrates are being developed using various substrate materials to tailor its purpose for higher efficiency. Nonetheless, fouling and clogging phenomena restrict the performance of ceramic membrane in oil-water separation. This review emphasizes the recent innovation on superhydrophobic methods for the modification of ceramic membranes for oil-water recovery. It comprises of an overview of the preparation technique of ceramic membrane using various techniques. Moreover, the different types of hydrophobic ceramic membrane modification using chemical agents and consequent effects on oil-water separation were discussed in detail. Furthermore, the technical challenges and issues associated with the applications of superhydrophobic-superoleophilic ceramic membrane for oil-water separation were discussed. Finally, future direction in the research of cost-efficient approach to produce superhydrophobic ceramic membranes for oil-water filtration process is enumerated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ceramic membrane Surface modifications Superhydrophobic Superoleophilic Oil-water mixture, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
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: Sanawi
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 08:15
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 08:15

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