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A chemically assembled anion exchange membrane surface for monovalent anion selectivity and fouling reduction
Zhao, Y.; Li, Y.; Yuan, S.; Zhu, J.; Houtmeyers, S.; Li, J.; Dewil, R.; Gao, C.; Van der Bruggen, B. (2019). A chemically assembled anion exchange membrane surface for monovalent anion selectivity and fouling reduction. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 7(11): 6348-6356.
In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A. ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY: Cambridge. ISSN 2050-7488; e-ISSN 2050-7496, more
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  • Dewil, R., more
  • Gao, C.
  • Van der Bruggen, B., more

    Separation and extraction of monovalent anions from salt lakes or oceans is very important in view of a sustainable supply of industrial chemical compounds. In this work, a novel anion exchange membrane (AEM) with simultaneously enhanced monovalent anion selectivity and reduced organic fouling properties was synthesized through oxidative self-polymerization and an amide condensation reaction. Using a rapid deposition and polymerization procedure, L-dopa was coated on a commercial AEM surface to form an L-dopa polymer layer (L-PDA) by using CuSO4 and H2O2 as a trigger. This layer was chemically assembled with a 4-amino-benzenesulfonic acid monosodium salt (ABS) via an amide condensation reaction. The resulting anion exchange membrane L-PDA#ABS, with a unique hydrophilic characteristic and negatively charged thin layer, was found to have a high monovalent anion permselectivity of 5.29 (SO42−/Br) and 4.66 (SO42−/Cl) in electrodialysis (ED) (10 min, initial concentration of 50 mM Br, Cl and SO42−, and current density of 10.00 mA cm−2), while the original AEM had corresponding permselectivities of 1.22 and 1.00. Furthermore, the selective separation efficiency parameter of the L-PDA#ABS AEM in SO42−/Br and SO42−/Cl was 66% and 63%, which is higher than those of the original AEM (8% and 2%). Sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate, bovine serum albumin and humic acid were used as model organic fouling materials; the L-PDA#ABS AEM has a much higher antifouling potential than a commercial reference AEM. The work also demonstrated that the chemically assembled functional layer with high stability was suitable for long term application.

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