Molecular layer-by-layer assembled thin-film composite membranes for water desalination

Joung Eun Gu, Seunghye Lee, Christopher M. Stafford, Jong Suk Lee, Wansuk Choi, Bo Young Kim, Kyung Youl Baek, Edwin P. Chan, Jun Young Chung, Joona Bang, Jung Hyun Lee

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Abstract

Molecular layer-by-layer (mLbL) assembled thin-film composite membranes fabricated by alternating deposition of reactive monomers on porous supports exhibit both improved salt rejection and enhanced water flux compared to traditional reverse osmosis membranes prepared by interfacial polymerization. Additionally, the well-controlled structures achieved by mLbL deposition further lead to improved antifouling performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4778-4782
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume25
Issue number34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 14

Keywords

  • molecular layer-by-layer
  • polyamide
  • reverse osmosis
  • thin film composite membrane
  • water desalination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Gu, J. E., Lee, S., Stafford, C. M., Lee, J. S., Choi, W., Kim, B. Y., Baek, K. Y., Chan, E. P., Chung, J. Y., Bang, J., & Lee, J. H. (2013). Molecular layer-by-layer assembled thin-film composite membranes for water desalination. Advanced Materials, 25(34), 4778-4782. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201302030