Preparation and characterization of PVC/GO membranes
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Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran
the membrane pure water flux increased with increasing graphene oxide content as a result of hydrophilicity. In this study, polyvinyl chloride/graphene oxide membranes were fabricated via a non-solvent induced phase separation method. The membranes were then characterized using a set of analyses including FESEM, Contact angle and pure water ﬂux. The results of FESEM showed all membranes are spongy and asymmetric in structure and as the content of graphene oxide increased, the number and size of the pores increase. The results of the contact angle analysis showed a decrease in the contact angle of all the nanocomposite membranes in comparison to the neat membrane, which resulted in increased membrane hydrophilicity.