Authors Pang, L. ; Meier-Haack, J. ; Huang, S. ; Qi, L. ; Cui, H. ; Ruan, S. ; Zeng, Y.
Title Antibiofouling thin-film nanocomposite membranes for sustainable water purification
Date 26.03.2021
Number 58767
Abstract Membrane technology provides a reliable and powerful solution to combat the global water crisis by producing fresh water through sustainable desalination. However, the decline in system performance due to membrane biofouling is a limitation and significant efforts have been made to explore fouling control mechanisms and develop simple methods to inhibit or eliminate membrane fouling. Nanotechnology has increased the number of options for the development of antibiofouling membranes by incorporating nanoparticles within the polyamide layer to produce a thin–film nanocomposite (TFN) structure. This review presents recent advances in the preparation of antifouling TFN membranes and incorporation of different nanoparticles into the design. The review also discusses the strategies and mechanisms for reducing membrane fouling and proposes a future outlook for the field.
Publisher Advanced Sustainable Systems
Citation Advanced Sustainable Systems (2021) Early view

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