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Characteristics and cadmium extraction performance of PVC/Aliquat 336 electrospun fibres in comparison with polymer inclusion membranes

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Abstract


  • Electrospun fibres and polymer inclusion membranes (PIMs) were prepared from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and Aliquat 336. Morphological and thermomechanical properties of the electrospun mats differed notably from those of PIMs. The plasticizing effect of Aliquat 336 on electrospun PVC/Aliquat 336 fibres was confirmed by the shifting of the glass transition temperature (Tg). By contrast, Aliquat 336 did not act as a plasticizer in PIMs as Tg was independent of Aliquat 336 concentration. Cadmium extraction to electrospun fibres could occur at a lower Aliquat 336 content (i.e. 6 wt.%) compared with PIMs. At 40 wt.% Aliquat 336 content, both PIMs and electrospun fibrous mats exhibited similar extraction rate.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Abdul Halim, N., Whitten, P. G. & Nghiem, L. D. (2016). Characteristics and cadmium extraction performance of PVC/Aliquat 336 electrospun fibres in comparison with polymer inclusion membranes. Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia), 51 (9), 1515-1522.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84966699930

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/context/aiimpapers/article/3083/type/native/viewcontent

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2081

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 1515

End Page


  • 1522

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 9

Abstract


  • Electrospun fibres and polymer inclusion membranes (PIMs) were prepared from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and Aliquat 336. Morphological and thermomechanical properties of the electrospun mats differed notably from those of PIMs. The plasticizing effect of Aliquat 336 on electrospun PVC/Aliquat 336 fibres was confirmed by the shifting of the glass transition temperature (Tg). By contrast, Aliquat 336 did not act as a plasticizer in PIMs as Tg was independent of Aliquat 336 concentration. Cadmium extraction to electrospun fibres could occur at a lower Aliquat 336 content (i.e. 6 wt.%) compared with PIMs. At 40 wt.% Aliquat 336 content, both PIMs and electrospun fibrous mats exhibited similar extraction rate.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Abdul Halim, N., Whitten, P. G. & Nghiem, L. D. (2016). Characteristics and cadmium extraction performance of PVC/Aliquat 336 electrospun fibres in comparison with polymer inclusion membranes. Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia), 51 (9), 1515-1522.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84966699930

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/context/aiimpapers/article/3083/type/native/viewcontent

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2081

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 1515

End Page


  • 1522

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 9