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CO2-Switchable-hydrophilicity membrane (CO2-SHM) triggered by electric potential: faster switching time along with efficient oil/water separation

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Abstract

We report a membrane that can be reversibly switched between a hydrophilic state and a hydrophobic state simply by alternately bubbling CO2 into and passing electric potential (EP) through a solution in contact with the membrane. The prepared membrane could be effectively used for oil/water separation.

Graphical abstract: CO2-Switchable-hydrophilicity membrane (CO2-SHM) triggered by electric potential: faster switching time along with efficient oil/water separation

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The article was received on 29 May 2018, accepted on 02 Jul 2018 and first published on 02 Jul 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC04266G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    CO2-Switchable-hydrophilicity membrane (CO2-SHM) triggered by electric potential: faster switching time along with efficient oil/water separation

    A. Rezaee Shirin-Abadi, M. Gorji, S. Rezaee, P. G. Jessop and M. F. Cunningham, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC04266G

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