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dc.contributor.authorCeylan, Muhammet
dc.contributor.authorNilsen, Kyle
dc.contributor.authorMisak, Heath Edward
dc.contributor.authorAsmatulu, Ramazan
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:07:26Z
dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:07:26Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationCeylan, Muhammet; Nilsen, Kyle; Misak, Heath Edward; Asmatulu, Ramazan. 2012. Development of low pressure filter testing vessel and analysis of electrospun nanofiber membranes for water treatment. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, vol. 2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering; Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology Denver:Paper no. IMECE2011-62765:pp. 121-126, Colorado, USA, November 11–17, 2011en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-7918-5488-4
dc.identifier.otherWOS:000324505000015
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2011-62765
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/6975
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dc.description.abstractA low-pressure filtration unit incorporated with polymeric electrospun polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fiber membranes was designed and fabricated for the treatment of waste water in order to improve its quality. This custom-made pressure filter was designed according to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC). A scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to characterize the electrospun membranes. In order to increase the hydrophilicity and filtration rates of PVC membranes, a lower dosage of poly (ethylene oxide) was added to the PVC solution prior to the electrospinning process. The filter was found to be well suited for the reduction of larger suspended solids, turbidity, and odor. It was demonstrated that this type of filtration membrane could be manufactured at a lower cost and not require electricity or any other external power source to achieve high flow rates. This technology could even be used to enhance the quality of tap water in many places, such as Africa. Another application could be a pre-filtration of reverse osmosis (RO) or other ultrafine filtration systems, to increase the life of the primary filter while decreasing fouling and maintenance.en_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition;v.2: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering; Nanoengineering for Medicine and Biology
dc.subjectLow pressure filteren_US
dc.subjectNanofilter membranesen_US
dc.subjectWaste water treatmenten_US
dc.titleDevelopment of low pressure filter testing vessel and analysis of electrospun nanofiber membranes for water treatmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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