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Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print): 2211-3347
ISSN (Online): 1874-4788
DOI: 10.2174/2211334711306020002      Price:  $100

Organic-inorganic Hybrid Membrane (OIHM) Used in Water Treatment: from Preparation to Application

Author(s): Jiwei Zhang, Ling Wang, Linfei Yao, Zhiyang Wang and Guoliang Zhang
Pages 87-98 (12)
Water shortage in the world has stimulated the rapid development of water treatment technology. As one of the most promising technologies, membrane separation has tremendous hopes in producing fresh water and dealing with wastewater. The blend of inorganic component into polymer membrane has become an efficient way to increase the antifouling property and realize the multifunction of polymer membrane. In this paper, we summarize recent results published in patent and literatures for the preparation and applications of organic-inorganic hybrid membranes (OIHM) used in water treatment. Special attentions are paid on the selection of new nanoparticles, improvement of fabrication process, and discussion about the new function and application of OIHM in water treatment. The emphasis is providing some efficient methods of preparing OIHM with high antifouling property and multifunction, and extending their application ranges in future water treatment.
Organic-inorganic hybrid membrane (OIHM), water treatment, nanoparticles, membrane separation.
College of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, HangZhou 310014, China