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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

Research

Title
Zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) modified cellulose acetate NF membranes for potential water treatment application
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Metal organic frameworks Nanofiltration Mixed matrix membranes Antifouling Wastewater treatment
Year
2022
Journal Carbohydrate Polymers
DOI
Researchers Vahid Vatanpour ، Ehsan Salehi ، Meltem Agtas ، Mohammad Mehrabi ، Roberto Castro-Munoz ، İsmail Koyonko ، Aisa Talebi

Abstract

In this study, cellulose acetate (CA)-based nanofiltration membranes, modified with zeolitic imidazole framework-8 (ZIF-8) particles, were prepared with various ZIF-8 contents (0, 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1 and 2 wt%), to obtain membranes with improved flux and filtration performance by combining advantages of CA polymer and ZIF-8 metal-organic frameworks. Removal efficiency studies were carried out with bovine serum albumin and two different dyes, along with antifouling performance evaluation. Results of experiments disclosed that as the ZIF-8 ratio increased, the contact angle values decreased. With ZIF-8 addition, the pure water flux of the membranes increased. Besides, the flux recovery ratio value was approximately 85 % for the bare CA membrane, while it increased to above 90 % by blending ZIF-8. Also, in all ZIF-8 doped membranes, a fouling decrease was observed. Importantly, it was observed that the dye removal efficiency increased with the addition of ZIF-8 particles from 95.2 to 97.7 % for Reactive Black 5 dye.