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Polymers 2018, 10(10), 1051; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym10101051

Thin Film Composite and/or Thin Film Nanocomposite Hollow Fiber Membrane for Water Treatment, Pervaporation, and Gas/Vapor Separation

Industrial Membrane Research Laboratory (IMRL), Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
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Received: 8 June 2018 / Revised: 20 August 2018 / Accepted: 4 September 2018 / Published: 20 September 2018
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Thin film composite (TFC) polymeric hollow fiber (HF) membranes are widely used in industrial gas/vapor separations and water treatment. There are many advantages of TFC HF membranes, such as low energy requirements, simplicity of operation, and high specificity. In the present article, a review is made on the progress that has been achieved during the past 15 years in the preparation of the HF substrate and the preparation/modification of the thin selective layer. The review also includes their applications in water treatment, dehydration of alcohols via pervaporation, and gas/vapor separation. View Full-Text
Keywords: thin composite hollow fiber; water treatment; water vapor separation; dehydration of alcohols; pervaporation thin composite hollow fiber; water treatment; water vapor separation; dehydration of alcohols; pervaporation
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Khulbe, K.C.; Matsuura, T. Thin Film Composite and/or Thin Film Nanocomposite Hollow Fiber Membrane for Water Treatment, Pervaporation, and Gas/Vapor Separation. Polymers 2018, 10, 1051.

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