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Title: Maximizing the grafting of zwitterions onto the surface of ultrafiltration membranes to improve antifouling properties

Abstract

Superhydrophilic zwitterions have been extensively exploited for surface modification to improve antifouling properties. However, it remains challenging to form layers of <20 nm with high zwitterion content on the surfaces with different degrees of hydrophilicity. We demonstrate that amine-functionalized sulfobetaine (SBAm) can be co-deposited with dopamine on ultrafiltration (UF) membranes, leading to a thickness of 10 nm to 50 nm and an SBAm content of up to 31 mass% in the coating layers. The covalently grafted SBAm is stable underwater and improves the antifouling properties, as evidenced by the lower trans-membrane pressure required to retain targeted water fluxes than that required for the pristine membranes. Finally, the SBAm is also more effective than conventionally used sulfobetaine methacrylate (SBMA) for the zwitterion grafting on the surface to improve antifouling properties

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. State Univ. of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY (United States)
  2. National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD (United States)
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Research Org.:
Helios-NRG LLC, East Amherst, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Clean Coal and Carbon Management
OSTI Identifier:
1601454
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1779570
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0017077
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Membrane Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 601; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0376-7388
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; membranes for water purification; surface modification; dopamine; zwitterions; antifouling properties

Citation Formats

Shahkaramipour, Nima, Jafari, Amin, Tran, Thien, Stafford, Christopher M., Cheng, Chong, and Lin, Haiqing. Maximizing the grafting of zwitterions onto the surface of ultrafiltration membranes to improve antifouling properties. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.117909.
Shahkaramipour, Nima, Jafari, Amin, Tran, Thien, Stafford, Christopher M., Cheng, Chong, & Lin, Haiqing. Maximizing the grafting of zwitterions onto the surface of ultrafiltration membranes to improve antifouling properties. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.117909
Shahkaramipour, Nima, Jafari, Amin, Tran, Thien, Stafford, Christopher M., Cheng, Chong, and Lin, Haiqing. Sat . "Maximizing the grafting of zwitterions onto the surface of ultrafiltration membranes to improve antifouling properties". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.117909. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1601454.
@article{osti_1601454,
title = {Maximizing the grafting of zwitterions onto the surface of ultrafiltration membranes to improve antifouling properties},
author = {Shahkaramipour, Nima and Jafari, Amin and Tran, Thien and Stafford, Christopher M. and Cheng, Chong and Lin, Haiqing},
abstractNote = {Superhydrophilic zwitterions have been extensively exploited for surface modification to improve antifouling properties. However, it remains challenging to form layers of <20 nm with high zwitterion content on the surfaces with different degrees of hydrophilicity. We demonstrate that amine-functionalized sulfobetaine (SBAm) can be co-deposited with dopamine on ultrafiltration (UF) membranes, leading to a thickness of 10 nm to 50 nm and an SBAm content of up to 31 mass% in the coating layers. The covalently grafted SBAm is stable underwater and improves the antifouling properties, as evidenced by the lower trans-membrane pressure required to retain targeted water fluxes than that required for the pristine membranes. Finally, the SBAm is also more effective than conventionally used sulfobetaine methacrylate (SBMA) for the zwitterion grafting on the surface to improve antifouling properties},
doi = {10.1016/j.memsci.2020.117909},
journal = {Journal of Membrane Science},
number = C,
volume = 601,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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