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Seyed mohsen Hosseini

Seyed mohsen Hosseini

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3974-5312
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55897505600
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University


Fabrication and modification of mixed matrix polyvinylchloride based heterogeneous cation exchange membrane by Ag nanolayer/plasma treatment: investigation of nanolayer deposition rate effect
Journal Journal of Polymer Engineering
Researchers Akbar Zendehnam ، Mina Arabzadegan ، Seyed mohsen Hosseini ، Nasrin Robatmili


In this research, mixed matrix cation exchange membranes were prepared by the solution casting technique using polyvinylchloride (PVC) as base binder, resin powder as functional groups agent, iron-nickel oxide nanoparticles as adsorptive filler and silver (Ag) nanolayers as surface modifier. Ag nanolayer was deposited on the membrane surface by the magnetron sputtering method. The effects of nanolayer deposition rate (low, medium and high) on physicochemical and antibacterial characteristics of the membranes were studied. X-ray diffraction (XRD) results revealed that membrane crystallinity was improved with increase in deposition rate. In addition, atomic force microscopy (AFM) results showed that membrane roughness was decreased by increase in deposition rate. Membrane selectivity was slightly enhanced by increase in Ag nanolayer deposition rate in modified membranes. Ionic fluxes were also increased by increase in Ag nanolayer deposition rate in membranes. Moreover, membranes containing Ag nanolayers showed good ability in Escherichia coli removal. The Ag nanolayer-modified membranes at a high deposition rate showed better performance compared to others.