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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


Preparation and characterization of nanocomposite heterogeneous cation exchange membranes modified by silver nanoparticles
Journal Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Researchers Mariam zarin khameh ، Akbar Zendehnam ، Seyed mohsen Hosseini


We prepared polyvinylchloride based nanocomposite heterogeneous cation exchange membranes by solution casting technique using cation exchange resin powder as functional groups agent and tetrahydrofuran as solvent. Silver nanoparticles were also used as fillers in membrane fabrication. The effect of silver nanoparticles concentration in casting solution on membrane physico/chemical and antibacterial characteristics was studied. The SEM images showed compact structure for the modified membranes. X-ray diffraction results also revealed that membrane crystallinity was clearly changed by increase of nanoparticle concentration. Membrane selectivity and transport number were enhanced initially by increase in nanoparticle content up to 4%wt in prepared membrane, and then showed decreasing trend by more increase in additive concentration from 4 to 8%wt. Selectivity and transport number were enhanced another time by further increase in nanoparticle loading ratio from 8 to 16%wt. Opposite trend was found for the membranes’ average grain size by variation in additive content. Ionic flux was also clearly enhanced by using Ag nanoparticles in membrane matrix. Moreover, modified membranes showed good ability in decrease of Escherichia coli growth rate.