Development of light-induced functionalized asymmetric polysulfone membranes

Yogesh Singh, P. Paul, S. Basu, A. Bhattacharya*

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The introduction of functionality into asymmetric polysulfone membranes has widened their applicability. They are modified with acrylic acid with a light-induced technique. Fourier transform infrared, contact-angle, porometry, and atomic force microscopy studies have been carried out to characterize the membranes. The performance of the modified membranes has been investigated with permeation measurements. The salt rejection (NaCl and Na2SO 4) performance of the modified membranes shows evidence of functionalization on them. The modification of the membranes also develops the retention of small organic molecules (glucose and 2,4-dichlorophenol).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-614
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 15 2007


  • FTIR
  • Membranes
  • Modification
  • Morphology
  • Separation techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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