Nanocomposite Membranes with Magnesium, Titanium, Iron and Silver Nanoparticles - A Review

Document Type: Review Paper

Authors

1 IEM (Institut Europeen des Membranes), UMR 5635 (CNRS-ENSCM-UM2) Université Montpellier, Place E. Bataillon, F- 34095, Montpellier, France.

2 IEM (Institut Europeen des Membranes), UMR 5635 (CNRS-ENSCM-UM2) Université Montpellier,

3 IEM (Institut Europeen des Membranes), UMR 5635 (CNRS-ENSCM-UM2) Université Montpellier

Abstract

Nanocomposite membrane comprising of both organic and inorganic material qualities have become a prime focus for the next generation membranes. Nanocomposite may consist of hard permeable or impermeable inorganic particles, such as zeolites, carbon molecular sieves and, silica and carbon nanotubes, metal oxide blended with continuous polymeric matrix presents an attractive approach for improving the separation properties of polymeric membranes. In this review, we have specifcally focused the discussion on metal oxides like MgO, Fe2O3, Fe3O4, and TiO2 along with silver NPs as fller in the formation of Nanocomposite membrane. The effects of these fllers on membrane characteristics, structure and performance using different applications have been discussed.

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Nanocomposite Membranes with Magnesium, Titanium, Iron and Silver Nanoparticles - A Review

Highlights

• Nanocomposite fltration membranes
• Inorganic nanoparticles as fller in polymer flms
• Applications of nanocomposite membranes

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