Separation Science and Technology, Vol.54, No.3, 377-385, 2019
Zn-MOF@SPES composite membranes: synthesis, characterization and its electrochemical performance
Herein, the applicability of MOF-based composite ion exchange membranes have been explored. Series of membranes have been synthesized by varying Zn-MOF content in SPES matrix. Number of spectroscopic techniques were used to characterize the successful synthesis of Zn-MOF and composite membranes. Physicochemical properties of composite membranes have been evaluated and observed to be enhanced. Composite membranes have been subjected to salt removal efficiency through electrodialysis, and observed that Z-2 membrane shows best flux and salt removal efficiency than others, which were 1.72 molm(-2)h(-1) and 1.0 kWhkg(-1) respectively with superior electro-chemical performance.