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Nanomaterials 2016, 6(4), 79; doi:10.3390/nano6040079

Synergistic Effect of Functionalized Nanokaolin Decorated MWCNTs on the Performance of Cellulose Acetate (CA) Membranes Spectacular

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Physics Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
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HR Materials, Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
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Department of Polymer and Process Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
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Department of Polymer Engineering and Technology, CEET, University of the Punjab, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
These authors equally contributed to this work.
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Academic Editor: Mo Song
Received: 26 December 2015 / Revised: 22 March 2016 / Accepted: 30 March 2016 / Published: 21 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Nanomaterials’ Research: Selection from ICSSP'15)
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Abstract

In order to enhance salt rejection level and high pressure mechanical integrity, functionalized nanokaolin decorated multiwall carbon nanotubes (FNKM, 0–5 wt % loading) were incorporated into a cellulose acetate (CA) matrix using high temperature solution mixing methodology. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction technique (XRD), thermo-gravimetric analyzer (TGA) and Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) were used to characterize the prepared membranes. The obtained results revealed that with increasing FNKM concentration in the host polymeric matrix, composite membrane’s structural, functional, thermal, water permeation/flux and salt rejection characteristics were also modified accordingly. Percent enhancement in salt rejection was increased around threefold by adding 5 wt % FNKM in CA. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiwalled carbon nanotubes; cellulose acetate; functionalized nanokaoline; membranes; thermal properties; water flux; salt rejection multiwalled carbon nanotubes; cellulose acetate; functionalized nanokaoline; membranes; thermal properties; water flux; salt rejection
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Afzal, A.; Rafique, M.S.; Iqbal, N.; Qaiser, A.A.; Anwar, A.W.; Iqbal, S.S. Synergistic Effect of Functionalized Nanokaolin Decorated MWCNTs on the Performance of Cellulose Acetate (CA) Membranes Spectacular. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 79.

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