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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
Fabrication of PVA coated PES/PVDF nanocomposite membrane embedded with in-situ formed magnetite nanoparticles for removal of metal ions from aqueous solutions
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Nanocomposite membranes, Complexing agent, Polyvinylidene fluoride
Year
2017
Journal NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
DOI
Researchers nasim abdali ، azam marjani ، Farhad Heidary ، Mariam Adimi

Abstract

In this study, a series of nanocomposite membranes was prepared by coating a porous polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)/ Polyethersulfone (PES) support containing 8-hydroxyquinoline (as complexing agent) with poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/Fe3O4 nanocomposite solution. Nanocomposite solutions were prepared via in-situ formation of magnetite nanoparticles in a polymeric solution containing PVA by a simple chemical method. The prepared membranes were applied for removal of Pb(II), Cu(II), Zn(II) and Cd(II) ions from water. The effects of membrane modification, filler loadings and initial feed concentration on the membranes performance for removal of metal ions were investigated. The results indicated that presence of 8-hydroxyquinoline and Fe3O4 nanoparticles in the membrane structure enhanced the ions rejection. The prepared samples were characterized by several techniques including scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, overall porosity and water contact angle measurements. SEM images indicated appropriate distribution of nanoparticles in the polymeric matrix. Sequential filtration/regeneration experiments confirmed that the modified membranes can be readily regenerated and reused.