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Farhad Heidary

Farhad Heidary

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3650-6164
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 37006703300
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
Synthesis, Characterization and Transport Properties of Novel Ion-exchange Nanocomposite Membrane Containing In-situ Formed ZnO Nanoparticles
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
ZnO Nanoparticles Nanocomposites Cation-exchange membranes
Year
2015
Journal Journal of NanoStructures
DOI
Researchers Alireza Khodabakhshi ، Farhad Heidary

Abstract

A new type of cation-exchange nanocomposite membranes was prepared by in-situ formation of ZnO nanoparticles in a blend containing sulfonated poly (2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) and sulfonated polyvinylchloride via a simple one-step chemical method. As-synthesized nanocomposite membranes were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The SEM images showed that ZnO nanoparticles were uniformly dispersed throughout the polymeric matrices. The effect of additive loading on physicochemical and electrochemical properties of prepared cationexchange nanocomposite membranes was studied. Various characterizations revealed that the incorporation of different amounts of ZnO nanoparticles into the basic membrane structure had a significant influence on the membrane performance and could improve the electrochemical properties.