Fabrication of Gd2O3/PSF Membranes via Aqueous Phase Inversion Method
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The purpose of this study was to look into the effect of Gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) concentration (0.5%, 1%, and 2%) on the performance of newly developed Gd2 O3 /PSF membranes A common phase inversion method was used to create the membranes. Pure water flux and bovine serum albumin (BSA) permeation tests were used to evaluate membrane performance. FTIR and contact angle measurements were used to characterize the membranes that were manufactured. The greatest percentage of BSA rejection was 53%. In this work, the optimum membrane (2% wt Gd2O3/17% wt PSF) successfully demonstrated 53% rejection with filtrate flux for about 8.7 L/m2.h at a pressure of 10 bar.This study aimed to investigate the effect of Gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) concentration (0.5%, 1%, and 2%) on the performance of polysulfone (PSF) membrane. The membranes were fabricated by a common phase inversion method. The performance of membranes was determined based on pure water flux, bovine serum albumin (BSA) permeation test. These fabricated membranes were characterized by FTIR and contact angle measurements. The highest BSA rejection was 53%. The optimum membrane (2 % wt Gd2O3 /17 % wt PSF) in this study was determined by PSF 17% which successfully exhibited 53% rejection with filtrate flux for about 8.7 L/m2.h at a pressure of 10 bar.