Zhou, Hong Susan
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
As the industrial demand for increasingly effective ultrafiltration (UF) membranes rises, the creation of optimized membranes has risen to the forefront of laboratory research. This project studies the cause and effect relationship between combinations of UF membrane design variables and their corresponding performance responses. Using uniform experimental design and linear regression techniques it was possible to produce membranes with superior functionality. It was found that doping of PVC/PVB with PEG-600 or PVP could produce a membrane with increased rejection and water flux values which allows for industrial scale applications. This project was completed succesfully in Shaghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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