Polypropylene - zinc oxide nanorod hybrid material for applications in separation processes

Szymon Jakubiak , Anna Izabella Jackiewicz-Zagórska , Jakub Michalski , Krzysztof Kurzydłowski , Justyna Tomaszewska

Abstract

Hybrid filter material was obtained via modification of polypropylene (PP) nonwoven with nanosize zinc oxide particles of a high aspect ratio. Modification was conducted as a three-step process, a variant of hydrothermal method used for synthesis of nano-ZnO, adopted for coating three dimensional polymeric nonwoven filters. The process consisted of plasma treatment of nonwoven to increase its wettability, deposition of ZnO nanoparticles and low temperature hydrothermal growth of ZnO rods. The modified nonwovens were investigated by a high resolution scanning electron microscopy (HR-SEM). It has been found that the obtained hybrid filters offer a higher filtration efficiency, in particular for so called most penetrating particle sizes.
Author Szymon Jakubiak ZPM
Szymon Jakubiak,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Anna Izabella Jackiewicz-Zagórska KIPZ
Anna Izabella Jackiewicz-Zagórska,,
- Chair of Integrated Process Engineering
, Jakub Michalski ZPM
Jakub Michalski,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Krzysztof Kurzydłowski ZPM
Krzysztof Kurzydłowski,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Justyna Tomaszewska ZPM
Justyna Tomaszewska,,
- Division of Materials Design
Journal seriesChemical and Process Engineering , ISSN 0208-6425
Issue year2016
Vol37
No3
Pages393-403
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishfilter materials, nanomaterials, ZnO nanorods
DOIDOI:10.1515/cpe-2016-0032
URL https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/cpe.2016.37.issue-3/cpe-2016-0032/cpe-2016-0032.xml
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.971 (2) - 2016=0.925 (5)
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