Membrane adhesives

Scholes, Colin A., Motuzas, Julius, Smart, Simon and Kentish, Sandra E. (2014) Membrane adhesives. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 23: 9523-9533. doi:10.1021/ie501036p


Author Scholes, Colin A.
Motuzas, Julius
Smart, Simon
Kentish, Sandra E.
Title Membrane adhesives
Journal name Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0888-5885
1520-5045
Publication date 2014-06-11
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1021/ie501036p
Open Access Status
Volume 53
Issue 23
Start page 9523
End page 9533
Total pages 11
Place of publication Washington, DC United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Subject 1500 Chemical Engineering
1600 Chemistry
2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Abstract The adhesive seal between membranes and their housing has a vital role to play in any membrane application, as it ensures the product and feed streams do not mix and that pressure can be maintained. In many applications, the adhesive seal is a major source of membrane module failure and can dictate the operational life of a module. Hence, understanding adhesives in membrane systems is fundamental in ensuring both separation performance and durability; however, this field has been widely overlooked in the literature. This paper attempts to rectify this by discussing in depth adhesive theory and factors that will maximize the adhesion strength, relative to membrane technology. Also highlighted are specific membrane factors that lead to adhesive failure, important when designing a module. The performance of different adhesives is then presented, based on their ability to adhere to different substrates and their resistance to environmental factors. They are discussed and compared relative to the wide range of polymeric and inorganic membrane systems that are currently commercialized or under research. The conclusion raises the possibility of future research in membrane adhesives, as membrane specific developments in the adhesion field have the potential to increase the durability and environmental resistance of membrane modules.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
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