The Capability of Copoly (Eugenol-Divinylbenzene), Co-edvb as a Carrier of Phenol Transport with Polymer Inclusion Membrane (PIM)


The study was taken to observe phenol transport by employing Polymer Inclusion Membrane (PIM) method  which contained copoly(eugenol-DVB), co-EDVB as the carrier. The parameters such as pH of source phase, concentration of NaOH, membrane thickness, concentration of carrier, variants of transpor time, and Membrane Liquid (ML) loss as well as lifetime had been published in the previous journal. On this writing, co-EDVB containing 12% of DVB (divinylbenzene) had been observed with both the effect of NaNO3 salt and the reuse of membrane as the parameters. As the ingredients, carbon atom, hydrogen, and oxygen had been examined through elemental analysis, co-EDVB’s characterized through TG-DTA, and after-transport membrane characterized through SEM. The result of study showed that the increase of NaNO3 salt concentration could both fade ML loss away and affect the transported phenol concentration. Such a decrease of ML loss was supported by a morphological appearance on the membrane resulted from SEM, it was pores closing. Another fact revealing during the study was that membrane could be used more than once with little ML loss.

Keywords: Cross linked; PIM; Carrier; Co-EDVB; ML loss

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