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Evaluation of activated composite membranes for the facilitated transport of phenol

Pérez Silva, Irma


Pérez-Silva, I., Galán-Vidal, C.A., Ramírez-Silva, M.T., Álvarez Romero, G.A., Páez-Hernández, M.E., E-Polymers, (2018), 18 (4) 313-319DOI: 10.1515/epoly-2018-0002


In this work the results on the first use of an activated composite membrane (ACM) containing Cyanex 923 for the extraction and transport of phenol are presented. A new dense layer-ACM configuration constituted by piperazine showed better stability than that prepared with 1,3-phenylenediamine. The effects of several parameters on the transport of phenol such as feed phase pH, carrier concentration and stripping phase composition were evaluated. The performance of the membrane was also evaluated during continuous additions of phenol and for a long period of time, observing the same rate of extraction and reextraction. Moreover, phenol transport was evaluated starting from synthetic wastewater of resin production plants type. The results exhibit the potential use of ACMs in the elimination and transport of organic species, even when analyte is initially found in complex solutions.

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