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Graphene Oxide Mixed Matrix Membranes for Improved Desalination Performance

Abstract Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes are considered the most effective treatment to remove salt from water. Specifically, thin film composite (TFC) membranes are considered the gold standard for RO. Despite TFC membranes good performance, there are drawbacks to consider including: permeability-selectivity tradeoff, chlorine damage, and biofouling potential. In order to counter these drawbacks, polyamide matrixes were embedded with various nanomaterials called mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) or thin film nanocomposites (TFNs). This research investigates the use of graphene oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (RGO) into the polyamide matrix of a TFC membrane. GO and RGO have the potential to alter the permeability-selectivity trade off by offering ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Inurria, Adam (Author) / Perreault, Francois (Advisor) / Fox, Peter (Advisor) / Lind, Mary Laura (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Desalination / Graphene Oxide / Mixed Matrix Membranes / Reverse Osmosis Membranes
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 53 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil and Environmental Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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