Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 13, 51–57, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-13-51-2020
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 13, 51–57, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-13-51-2020

Research article 28 Oct 2020

Research article | 28 Oct 2020

Preparation of thin-film composite membranes supported with electrospun nanofibers for desalination by forward osmosis

Mustafa Al-Furaiji et al.

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One of the crucial aspects of developing a forward osmosis (FO) process is making a suitable membrane. In this work, an FO membrane was synthesized by making a polyamide selective layer on an electrospun nanofiber support layer. The prepared thin-film composite (TFC) membrane showed good performance in terms of water flux and salt rejection compared to the commercially available membranes. Also, it showed other good properties, namely porosity, hydrophilicity, and mechanical strength.