Performance evaluation of supported ionic liquid membrane for removal of phenol

Nosrati, S.; Jayakumar, N.S.; Hashim, M.A. (2011) Performance evaluation of supported ionic liquid membrane for removal of phenol. Journal of Hazardous Materials. ISSN 03043894

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This work evaluates the performance of ionic liquid in supported liquid membrane (SLM) for the removal of phenol from wastewater. Ionic liquids are organic salts entirely composed of organic cations and either organic or inorganic anions. Due to the fact that the vapor pressure of ionic liquid is not detectable and they are sparingly soluble in most conventional solvents, they can be applied in SLM as the organic phase. In this work, 1-n-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium salts, [C(n)MIM](+)[X](-) have been investigated so as to determine an optimal supported ionic liquid membrane. The effect of operational parameters such as pH, stirring speed and the concentration of stripping agent has been studied, and an evaluation of different membrane supports were also carried out. With a minimal amount of the ionic liquid 1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium hydrogensulfate, 85% phenol removal could be achieved by using polytetrafluoroethylene hydrophobic membrane filter in the SLM.

Item Type: Article
  1. Nosrati, S.
  2. Jayakumar, N.S.
  3. Hashim, M.A.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Additional Information: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chemical Engineering
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 08:28
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2014 10:36

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