The New Generation from Biomembrane with Green Technologies for Wastewater Treatment
AbstractA biopolymer of polylactic acid (PLLA)/polypropylene carbonate (PPC)/poly (3-hydroxybutrate) (PHB)/triethyl citrate (TEC) blends was prepared by the solution-casting method at different proportions. The thermal characteristics were studied by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetry (TG). PHB and TEC were added to improve the interfacial adhesion, crystallization behavior, and mechanical properties of the immiscible blend from PLLA and PPC (20%). The addition of more than 20% of PPC as an amorphous part hindered the crystallization of PLLA. PPC, PHB, and TEC also interacted with the PLLA matrix, which reduced the glass transition temperature (Tg), the cold crystallization temperature (Tcc), and the melting point (Tm) to about 53, 57 and 15 °C, respectively. The Tg shifted from 60 to 7 °C; therefore, the elongation at break improved from 6% (pure PLLA) to 285% (PLLA blends). In this article, biomembranes of PLLA with additives were developed and made by an electrospinning process. The new generation from biopolymer membranes can be used to absorb suspended pollutants in the water, which helps in the purification of drinking water in the household. View Full-Text
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Mohamed El-hadi, A.; Alamri, H.R. The New Generation from Biomembrane with Green Technologies for Wastewater Treatment. Polymers 2018, 10, 1174.
Mohamed El-hadi A, Alamri HR. The New Generation from Biomembrane with Green Technologies for Wastewater Treatment. Polymers. 2018; 10(10):1174.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mohamed El-hadi, Ahmed; Alamri, Hatem R. 2018. "The New Generation from Biomembrane with Green Technologies for Wastewater Treatment." Polymers 10, no. 10: 1174.
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