Styrene-Based Copolymer for Polymer Membrane Modifications
AbstractPoly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) was modified with a styrene-based copolymer. The crystalline behavior, phase, thermal stability, and surface morphology of the modified membranes were analyzed. The membrane surface roughness showed a strong dependence on the styrene-acrylonitrile content and was reduced to 34% for a PVDF/styrene-acrylonitrile blend membrane with a 40/60 ratio. The thermal and crystalline behavior confirmed the blend miscibility of both polymers. It was observed in X-ray diffraction (XRD) experiments that the modified PVDF membranes show a drastic reduction in their crystallinity. The neat PVDF membrane has the highest degradation rate, which decreased with the addition of the styrene-based copolymer. View Full-Text
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Srivastava, H.; Lade, H.; Paul, D.; Arthanareeswaran, G.; Kweon, J.H. Styrene-Based Copolymer for Polymer Membrane Modifications. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 159.
Srivastava H, Lade H, Paul D, Arthanareeswaran G, Kweon JH. Styrene-Based Copolymer for Polymer Membrane Modifications. Applied Sciences. 2016; 6(6):159.Chicago/Turabian Style
Srivastava, Harsha; Lade, Harshad; Paul, Diby; Arthanareeswaran, G.; Kweon, Ji H. 2016. "Styrene-Based Copolymer for Polymer Membrane Modifications." Appl. Sci. 6, no. 6: 159.
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