Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-13-51-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-13-51-2020
Research article
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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, Mohammed Kadhom, Khairi Kalash, Basma Waisi, and Noor Albayati

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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.