Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Production of Biofouling-Resistant Polymeric Membranes in Iran

Abstract:
Iranian researchers from Babol University of Technology succeeded in the production of antibacterial and biofouling-resistant polymeric membranes by using nanotechnology.

Production of Biofouling-Resistant Polymeric Membranes in Iran

Tehran, Iran | Posted on September 22nd, 2013

The thin film nanofiltration membranes have been produced by using silver nanoparticles. In addition to their antibacterial properties, the membranes are resistant to biofouling and therefore, they can be widely used in water and wastewater purification industry.

Biofouling decreases the performance of the system in water purification equipment. The problem has a greater effect on the purification of seawater. Therefore, the strengthening the membrane structure against bacteria can reduce maintenance cost.

Polymerization in the interface of the aqueous monomer of m-phenylenediamine and the organic monomer of trimesoyl chloride is the common method to produce the thin layer nanofiltration membranes. In this research, silver nanoparticles were deposited on the base membranes before the polymerization of the two monomers.

The transference of silver nanoparticles and their movement to the inner layer of the membrane are among the most important characteristics of the produced membranes. In addition, the membranes synthesized through the new method have smoother surface in comparison with the membranes synthesized through the common method. Both samples showed promising results in biofouling investigation test. Moreover, studies on the release of silver showed that nanoparticles stay longer in the structure of the nanofilters synthesized through the new method.

Results of the research showed an increase in the performance of the membrane and 100% decrease in biofouling. These properties happen due to the release of nanoparticles or ions caused by nanoparticles on the surface of the membrane or in the media to prevent the sticking of the bacteria to the surface.

Results of the research have been published on 17 May 2013 in Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, vol. 29, pp. 537-548.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Thin films

Self-cleaning, anti-reflective, microorganism-resistant coatings: Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country are modifying surface properties of materials to obtain specific properties at a lower cost August 9th, 2016

Scientists find a way of acquiring graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics: Physicists use supercomputers to find a way of making 'imitation graphene' from salt July 30th, 2016

Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre praises support film consistency and quality from EM Resolutions July 5th, 2016

New nanomaterial offers promise in bendable, wearable electronic devices: Electroplated polymer makes transparent, highly conductive, ultrathin film June 13th, 2016

Discoveries

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films August 26th, 2016

Graphene under pressure August 26th, 2016

Johns Hopkins scientists track metabolic pathways to find drug combination for pancreatic cancer August 25th, 2016

New electrical energy storage material shows its power: Nanomaterial combines attributes of both batteries and supercapacitors August 25th, 2016

Materials/Metamaterials

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films August 26th, 2016

Graphene under pressure August 26th, 2016

Unraveling the crystal structure of a -70 Celsius superconductor, a world first: Significant advancement in the realization of room-temperature superconductors August 25th, 2016

Semblant to Present at China Mobile Manufacturing Forum 2016 August 25th, 2016

Announcements

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber August 26th, 2016

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films August 26th, 2016

Graphene under pressure August 26th, 2016

New electrical energy storage material shows its power: Nanomaterial combines attributes of both batteries and supercapacitors August 25th, 2016

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber August 26th, 2016

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films August 26th, 2016

Analog DNA circuit does math in a test tube: DNA computers could one day be programmed to diagnose and treat disease August 25th, 2016

New electrical energy storage material shows its power: Nanomaterial combines attributes of both batteries and supercapacitors August 25th, 2016

Water

SLAC, Stanford gadget grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster: Plopped into water, a tiny device triggers the formation of chemicals that kill microbes in minutes August 15th, 2016

New method for making green LEDs enhances their efficiency and brightness July 30th, 2016

Dirty to drinkable: Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water July 28th, 2016

New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2-D nanomaterials July 27th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic