Preparation of Polysulfone Membranes
Nevstrueva, Daria (2009)
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As it is known, a huge part of all commercially available membranes are prepared by immersion precipitation. This way is the primary way to get flat membranes. The advantages of immersion precipitation are: wide field of the polymers, which can be used (polymer must be soluble in a solvent or a solvent mixture) and ease of performing. The literature part of this work deals with phase inversion membrane preparation methods and casting parameters affecting membrane performance. Also some membrane types and materials are discussed. In the experimental part of this work 73 membrane samples were made with different casting parameters (polymer concentration in the casting solution and precipitation time) and tested for the retention and permeability. The results of these experiments are collected and combined into the figures and tables which are presented in this thesis. This work showed and confirmed connection between membrane performance and casting parameters (concentration of polymer in the casting solution and precipitation time).