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Preparation of Hierarchical Highly Ordered Porous Films of Brominated Poly(phenylene oxide) and Hydrophilic SiO2/C Membrane via the Breath Figure Method

by Hua Yuan 1,2, Bing Yu 1,2, Hailin Cong 1,2,*, Ming Chi 1, Yuanzhe Cheng 1 and Chunxin Lv 1
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Institute of Biomedical Materials and Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
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Laboratory for New Fiber Materials and Modern Textile, Growing Base for State Key Laboratory, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China
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Materials 2018, 11(4), 481; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11040481
Received: 25 February 2018 / Revised: 21 March 2018 / Accepted: 21 March 2018 / Published: 23 March 2018
Porous permeable films materials have very broad prospects in the treatment of sludge-containing waste water due to their large surface area and good microfiltration. In this work, highly ordered porous membranes have been prepared successfully on ice substrates using a poly(phenylene oxide) (BPPO)-SiO2 nanoparticle (NP) mixture by the brePorous permeable films materials have very broad prospects in the treatment of sludge-containing waste water due to their large surface area and good microfiltration. In this work, highly ordered porous membranes have been prepared successfully on ice substrates using aath figure method. Based on the theory of Pickering emulsion system and capillary flow, particle assisted membrane formation was analyzed. Another two sorts of new membranes SiO2/C membrane and hierarchical porous polymer (HPP) membrane, which were obtained by modification of the BPPO-SiO2 membrane by calcination and etching, were set up in a further study. Their properties were investigated through the methods of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FTIR), ultraviolet spectrum (UV), capillary electrophoresis (CE), contact angle, and water flux tests. All these results demonstrate that both surface hydrophilicity and fouling resistance of the membrane would be improved by using SiO2 as a filler. The membranes with high permeability and antifouling properties were used for microfiltration applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: SiO2 nanoparticles; breath figure method; ordered porous membrane; ice substrate SiO2 nanoparticles; breath figure method; ordered porous membrane; ice substrate
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Yuan, H.; Yu, B.; Cong, H.; Chi, M.; Cheng, Y.; Lv, C. Preparation of Hierarchical Highly Ordered Porous Films of Brominated Poly(phenylene oxide) and Hydrophilic SiO2/C Membrane via the Breath Figure Method. Materials 2018, 11, 481.

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