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Ehsan Salehi

Ehsan Salehi

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4409-1242
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 25643697300
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-32625020


Surface modification of sulfonated polyvinylchloride cation-exchange membranes by using chitosan polymer containing Fe3O4 nanoparticles
Ion-exchange membrane . Fe3O4 nanoparticles . Coating . SPVC . Chitosan
Journal Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry
Researchers Ehsan Salehi ، Seyed mohsen Hosseini ، S. Ansari ، Alireza Hamidi


Sulfonated polyvinylchloride (SPVC) cation exchange membranes were coated using chitosan solutions comprising different amounts of Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Influence of chitosan immobilization as well as nanofiller concentration on the electrochemical performance of the membranes was investigated. Electrochemical properties of the membranes including permselectivity, ionic permeability, and areal resistance were studied using an equipped electrodialysis setup and NaCl solution as model electrolyte. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) were employed for membrane characterization. Electrochemical performance of the SPVC membranes was improved by coating chitosan polymer. In addition, ionic permeability and permselectivity of the membranes were initially raised by increasing nanoparticles concentration from nil to 2 wt% and then decreased by further insertion of the nanofiller. The areal resistance of the plain SPVC membrane was decreased from 9.4 to 2.9 (ohm) by coating of chitosan solution including optimum value of nano-Fe3O4 due to electrical potential field enhancement across the membrane.