Synthesis of GMA/EDMA Uniform Pores Monolith Using Melt blown Polypropylene Nanofibers Templates

Authors

  • Z. Kamin Oil and Gas Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Energy Research Unit, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7746-1134
  • N. Ramon Chemical Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • M. Misson Biotechnology Research Institute, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • C. C. Ken Oil and Gas Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • R. Sarbatly Chemical Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • D. Krishnaiah Chemical Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • A. Bono Chemical Engineering Programme, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11113/amst.v23n3.165

Abstract

Glycidyl methacrylate / ethyl dimethacrylate (GMA/ EDMA) monoliths consisting of pores induced by polypropylene nanofibers (PPNF) were developed. For creating these pores, templating technique was used where the PPNF act as a template. The PPNF were fabricated using a melt blowing technique at various process operations of polymer flowrate, air pressure and die-to-collector distance at ranges of 15 to 30 Hz, 0.15 to 0.3 MPa and 0.20 to 0.6 m respectively designed using a response surface methodology (RSM). Subsequently, a monolith solution was synthesis using the polymerization of GMA and EDMA, with azobisisobutyronitrile (AIBN) as initiator and cyclohexanol as porogen. The PPNF and GMA/ EDMA monoliths were characterized using SEM and melting point instrument. The findings show, PPNF fiber diameter and melting points were in the range of 5 to 14 x 103 nm and 120 to 130 °C respectively. RSM analysis suggests that air pressure and die-to-collector distance could be an important factor for  PPNF final diameter. Morphology studies demonstrate that GMA/ EDMA monolith have been successfully acquired mesoporous structure and creating uniform pores by PPNF template produce at 22.5 Hz, 0.22 MPa and 0.40 m. As a conclusion, the PPNF can be proposed as a template to prepare monolith having uniform pores.

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2019-09-15

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Kamin, Z., Ramon, N., Misson, M., Ken, C. C., Sarbatly, R., Krishnaiah, D., & Bono, A. (2019). Synthesis of GMA/EDMA Uniform Pores Monolith Using Melt blown Polypropylene Nanofibers Templates. Journal of Applied Membrane Science &Amp; Technology, 23(3). https://doi.org/10.11113/amst.v23n3.165

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