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Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 964–973 | Cite as

Anti-fouling characteristic of carbon nanotubes hollow fiber membranes by filtering natural organic pollutants

  • Yue Yang
  • Sen Qiao
  • Ruofei Jin
  • Jiti Zhou
  • Xie Quan
Separation Technology, Thermodynamics
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Abstract

Membrane fouling is a universal problem for conventional membrane filtration that usually causes a deterioration in membrane performance. We used electro-assisted carbon nanotubes hollow fiber membranes (CNTs-HFMs) to investigate the anti-fouling properties using natural organic pollutants. Benefiting from the electro-assistance, the permeation flux of humic acid solution using CNTs-HFMs was 190.20 L/(m2·h·bar), which was about 1.5- and 4.4-times higher than those of CNTs-HFMs without electro-assistance and traditional polyvinylidene fluoride hollow-fiber membranes (PVDF-HFMs). And the permeation fluxes of bovine serum albumin, sodium alginate and supernatant of anaerobic bioreactor also presented similar results. The average COD removal rate of CNTs-HFMs (66.8%) at −1.0 V was higher than that of CNTs-HFMs without electro-assistance and PVDF-HFMs, which can be attributed to the formation of electrostatic repulsive force. It could reduce the deposition of pollutants on membrane surface under electroassistance.

Keywords

Carbon Nanotubes Hollow Fiber Membranes Membrane Fouling Natural Organic Pollutants Electrochemical Effects COD Removal 

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© Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, Seoul, Korea 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering (Ministry of Education, China), School of Environmental Science and TechnologyDalian University of TechnologyDalianP. R. China

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