Investigation of the effect of treatment with supercritical carbon dioxide on structure and properties of polypropylene microfiltration membranes

Katarzyna Tarabasz , Jan Krzysztoforski , Maciej Szwast , Marek Henczka


The effects of treatment with supercritical carbon dioxide of two types of polypropylene microfiltration membranes, which may occur in novel membrane processing techniques such as membrane cleaning using supercritical carbon dioxide as solvent, were investigated. The membranes were treated with scCO2 at three different pressures (8 MPa, 16 MPa, and 24 MPa) and at two various temperatures (40 °C and 70 °C) for different treatment times (5 min and 100 min). The morphology of the membranes was investigated using various analytical methods, using non-treated membranes as reference samples. No critical changes in membrane structure and properties, which would limit the usability of the membranes in microfiltration processes, were observed. Supercritical carbon dioxide can be safely applied in polypropylene membrane production, maintenance and modification.
Author Katarzyna Tarabasz (FCPE / DCRED)
Katarzyna Tarabasz,,
- Department of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Dynamics
, Jan Krzysztoforski (FCPE / DCRED)
Jan Krzysztoforski,,
- Department of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Dynamics
, Maciej Szwast (FCPE / CIPE)
Maciej Szwast,,
- Chair of Integrated Process Engineering
, Marek Henczka (FCPE / DCRED)
Marek Henczka,,
- Department of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Dynamics
Journal seriesMaterials Letters, ISSN 0167-577X
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishupercritical carbon dioxide, polypropylene, microfiltration membrane, filtration performance, membrane cleaning
ASJC Classification2210 Mechanical Engineering; 2211 Mechanics of Materials; 3104 Condensed Matter Physics; 2500 General Materials Science
Languageen angielski
Tarabasz K. (i in.) - Investigation of the....pdf 1.23 MB
Score (nominal)35
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 11-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 11-05-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 10; Scopus Citations = 7; GS Citations = 10.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.939; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 2.572 (2) - 2016=2.426 (5)
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