Improvements in Electrospun Nanofibrous Membranes and Their Applications in Water Treatments

Authors

  • Issa Sulaiman Al-Husaini Nanotechnology Research Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, PO Box 17, PC 123, SQU, Al-Khoudh, Oman https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3244-6002
  • K. Sakthipandi Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11113/amst.v24n3.190

Abstract

Nanofibrous structures/buildings offer many interesting features due to their large spacious surface area. This makes them promising through various applications, especially water management. This new generation of large-membered/poous membranes shows great hope that it can be used in a variety of partition systems due to its outstanding features such as surprisingly high porosity (≥ 90%) and connected 3D pore structure, as compared to standard techniques. This article reviews updates of electrospun nanofibrous layers (ENMs) with some highlights of recent achievements, issues, and future ideas for water treatment. To begin with, the basic principles of electrospinning were discussed. The use of ENMs in thin-film composite membranes (TFC) in pressure-driven procedures for water treatment is introduced. The new use of ENMs in the membrane distillation (MD) process is hotly discussed. Deductions, conclusions and opinions are expressed in terms of recent developments.

Author Biography

Issa Sulaiman Al-Husaini, Nanotechnology Research Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, PO Box 17, PC 123, SQU, Al-Khoudh, Oman

Nanotechnology Research Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, PO Box 17, PC 123, SQU, Al-Khoudh, Oman

 

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Al-Husaini, I. S., & Sakthipandi, K. (2020). Improvements in Electrospun Nanofibrous Membranes and Their Applications in Water Treatments. Journal of Applied Membrane Science &Amp; Technology, 24(3). https://doi.org/10.11113/amst.v24n3.190

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