Graphene oxide-polyethylene glycol incorporated PVDF nanocomposite ultrafiltration membrane with enhanced hydrophilicity, permeability, and antifouling performance.


:The novel highly hydrophilic composite additive, graphene oxide-polyethylene glycol (GO-PEG, further abbreviated as P-GO), was synthesized from GO and PEG by the esterification reaction. Then, P-GO was blended into a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) casting solution as an additive, and the effects of P-GO on the performance of the PVDF ultrafiltration (UF) membrane were researched. When amount of added P-GO was 0.5 wt%, the flux of the resultant modified membrane (denoted as P/0.5P-GO) reached as high as 93 L m-2·h-1, that is twice than that of the pure PVDF membrane (45 L m-2·h-1). Furthermore, water contact angle results confirmed significantly improved hydrophilicity of the P/0.5P-GO membrane. Results of antifouling tests revealed that the P/0.5P-GO membrane showed the lowest total resistance and irreversible resistance among all the membranes prepared in this study, and after physical cleaning, its flux recovery ratio was the highest-78%. These results demonstrated improved antifouling performance of the P/0.5P-GO membrane. Therefore, it can be concluded that P-GO as an additive material for the PVDF membrane has satisfactory performance in improving the membrane hydrophilicity, permeability, and antifouling performance in practical applications.






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