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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


New mixed matrix PEI nanofiltration membrane decorated by glycidyl-POSS functionalized graphene oxide nanoplates with enhanced separation and antifouling behaviour: Heavy metal ions removal
High permeable; Nanofiltration; Functionalized graphene oxide; Polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane; Outstanding separation/antifouling property; Heavy metal removal
Journal Separation and Purification Technology
Researchers Samaneh Bandehali ، Abdolreza Moghadassi ، Fahime Parvizian ، Lili Zhang ، Seyed mohsen Hosseini ، Jiangnan Shen


Surface functionalization of graphene oxide (GO) nanoplates was performed by glycidyl polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane (POSS), and was used to fabrication of polyetherimide (PEI) based nanofiltration membranes by phase inversion method. The prepared membranes characterized by Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray spectrometry (EDX) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) analysis. The effect of different concentrations of glycidyl POSS-GO (PG) in membrane matrix on separation performance and antifouling property of blended membranes was investigated by contact angle measurement, pure water flux, Na2SO4, Pb(NO3)2, CrSO4 and Cu(NO3)2 rejection and flux recovery ratio. The blended PEI/PG membranes showed significant separation performance and antifouling properties compared with neat PEI and PEI/GO membranes. The highest pure water flux measured 74.77 (L/m2·h) for the blended membrane with 0.001 wt% of PG whereas it was 51.06 (L/m2·h) for the PEI/GO membrane and 17.63 (L/m2·h) for pristine membrane at 4.5 bar pressure. The blended PEI/PG membranes showed outstanding Na2SO4 and Pb(NO3)2, CrSO4, and Cu(NO3)2 rejection compared to blended PEI/GO membranes and neat PEI ones. Furthermore, the highest flux recover ratio (FRR) value was obtained (96%) for the blended [PEI/0.1 %wt PG] membrane whereas FRR was (40%) for PEI/GO and (33%) for the neat PEI membranes.