Filters play a vital role in development of environmentally friendly processes. Cellulose provides a biodegradable and versatile alternative for synthetic filter materials. In this study, different kinds of nanocellulosic materials were utilized to prep. stimuli-responsive filters for water purifn. Nanocellulosic materials were prepd. mech. from unmodified and TEMPO-oxidized pulp. TEMPO-oxidized cellulose contains a high amt. of carboxylic groups, which can be used to scavenge metal ions. Nanocelluloses were grafted using N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) to introduce temp.-responsive functionalities. Poly(NIPAM) is a temp.-responsive polymer, which undergoes a change in hydration state at 32 °C. Solvent casting and coating methods were evaluated for prepn. of free-standing and support material-based filters, resp. Filter stability, permeate flux, morphol. and particle and ion retention were characterized.
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||245th ACS National Meeting and Exposition - New Orleans, United States|
Duration: 7 Apr 2013 → 11 Apr 2013
Conference number: 245
|Conference||245th ACS National Meeting and Exposition|
|Period||7/04/13 → 11/04/13|