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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


Electrochemical characterization of mixed matrix heterogeneous cation exchange membrane modified by aluminum oxide nanoparticles: Mono/bivalent ionic transportation
Journal Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
Researchers Seyed mohsen Hosseini ، Abolfazl Gholami ، Parvaneh Koranian ، Mahsa Nemati ، Seyed Siavash Madaeni ، Abdolreza Moghadassi


Polyvinylchloride/aluminum oxide nanoparticles mixed matrix heterogeneous cation exchange membranes were prepared by solution casting technique. The effect of Al2O3 nanoparticles concentration on membrane electrochemical properties was studied. It was found that membrane water content was enhanced by increase of additive concentration in prepared membrane. Increase of aluminum oxide nanoparticles loading ratio in casting solution also caused to decrease in ion exchange capacity. Obtained results revealed that membrane permselectivity and transport number were improved initially in sodium chloride and barium chloride ionic solutions by increase of aluminum oxide nanoparticles concentration up to 2 wt% in prepared membranes and then showed decreasing trend by more increase in additive content. Also membranes exhibited lower selectivity and transport number for bivalent ions in comparison with monovalent ones. Furthermore, membrane ionic permeability and flux were decreased initially by increase in aluminum oxide nanoparticles loading ratio up to 2 wt% and then increased again by more additives concentration. Opposite trend was found for membrane areal electrical resistance. Results showed that modified membranes in this study are comparable with that of other commercial ones.