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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


High water permeable PEI nanofiltration membrane modified by L-cysteine functionalized POSS nanoparticles with promoted antifouling/separation performance
CrSO4 removal Amino acids Octa glycidyloxypropyl-silsesquioxane (glycidyl POSS) High water permeable
Journal Separation and Purification Technology
Researchers Samaneh Bandehali ، Abdolreza Moghadassi ، Seyed mohsen Hosseini ، Fahime Parvizian


In this research L-cysteine as an amino acid was applied to modification of octa glycidyloxypropyl-silsesquioxane (glycidyl POSS) and construction of L-cysteine modified-POSS nanoparticles. The synthesized nanoparticles were introduced into PEI-based nanofiltration membranes for tuning of membrane permeability, antifouling ability and separation efficiency. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), X-Ray diffraction analysis (XRD) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) analysis were used for characterization of synthesized nanoparticles and prepared membranes. The membranes porosity, mean pore size, contact angle, water content, pure water flux, Na2SO4 and CrSO4 rejection and antifouling properties of membranes also studied. The results showed that pure water flux (PWF) enhanced from 17.63 L/m2 h for neat membrane to 95 L/m2 h for the blended 1 wt% [L-cysteine-co-POSS/PEI] membrane. The Na+ and Cr+2 rejection measured 69% and 52% for pristine PEI membrane whereas they were 80% and 79% for the modified membrane containing of 1 wt% nanoparticles. The highest FRR% was also obtained 95% for the blended [1 wt% NPs-PEI] membrane.