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    • Activation of PVDF membranes through facile hydroxylation of the polymeric dope 

      Gharabli, Samer Al; Mavukkandy, Musthafa O; Kujawa, Joanna; Nunes, Suzana P; Arafat, Hassan A (Cambridge University Press, 2017-11)
      A method comprising a two-step alkali/acid treatment of poly (vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) polymer is developed for the fabrication of flat-sheet PVDF membranes functionalized with labile hydroxyl groups. This method involves ...
    • Covalent surface entanglement of polyvinylidene fluoride membranes with carbon nanotubes 

      Gharabli, Samer Al; Kujawa, Joanna; Mavukkandy, Musthafa O; Agbaje, Taofeeqah A; ETAL. (Pergamon, 2018-03)
      Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membranes play a key role in several industrial applications. Tuning the properties of these membranes enables a sharp selectivity for the target application. The goal of this work is to ...
    • Functional groups docking on PVDF membranes: Novel Piranha approach 

      Gharabli, Samer Al; Kujawa, Joanna; Mavukkandy, Musthafa O; Arafat, Hassan A (Pergamon, 2017-11)
      Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membranes play a key role in several industrial applications due to their favorable properties, including their high chemical stability. Tuning the properties of PVDF membranes enables a sharp ...
    • PVDF/magnetite blend membranes for enhanced flux and salt rejection in membrane distillation 

      Agbaje, Taofeeqah A; Gharabli, Samer Al; Mavukkandy, Musthafa O; Kujawa, Joanna; Arafat, Hassan A (Elsevier, 2018-06)
      This study reports on the enhancement of direct contact membrane distillation (DCMD) performance by incorporating magnetite nanoparticles (NP) in polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membranes to render the membrane bulk hydrophilic ...