Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 14, 45–52, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-14-45-2021
Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 14, 45–52, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/dwes-14-45-2021

Research article 08 Feb 2021

Research article | 08 Feb 2021

Evaluation of thin film composite forward osmosis membranes: effect of polyamide preparation conditions

Aya Mohammed Kadhom et al.

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Thin film composite forward osmosis membranes were prepared on a polysulfone substrate (17 wt %) as a support layer, via an interfacial polymerization reaction, to form a polyamide selective layer. The effect of the reaction times was investigated. The best results were found to be at 5 min for m-phenylenediamine and 1 min for trimesoyl chloride reaction times, respectively. These results gave the best performance of forward osmosis membranes in terms of water flux and salt rejection.