Preparation of PVC/PLA ultrafiltration membrane with enhanced structural properties
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2Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bonab, Bonab, Iran
3دانشگاه بناب- دانشکده فنی و مهندسی - گروه آموزشی مهندسی پلیمر
4Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Bonab, Bonab, Iran
5مهندسی پلیمر،دانشکده فنی مهندسی، دانشگاه سراسری بناب،شهرستان بناب کشور ایران
In this work, polylactic acid (PLA) as hydrophilic polymeric material has been used to improve the performance of poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) membranes. The effect of the amount of PLA on the PVC membrane properties was investigated. With the increase in the amount of the PLA the membrane porosity and water uptake were increased. Owing to the improved surface hydrophilicity (lower water contact angle), the PLA/ PVC membranes also exhibited higher water flux than that of neat PVC membrane. The obtained results showed that PLA is proper candidate to be used to modify PVC membrane, leading to enhanced water treatment process.