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Topical Progression in Organic and Inorganic Membranes for Advance Application: A Review

Ayesha Kausar


Organic and inorganic nano-porous filtration membranes have been discussed in this review, as emergent water treatment technology for elite protection of human health and environment. Self-assembled block copolymer has evolved as influential tool to fabricate organic nano-porous materials with well-defined morphology, pore size and distribution, porosity and surface chemistry. These types of nano-porous materials are attractive for regulation and detection of transport at molecular level. The literature inspection presented in this article typically addressed exploration of relevant aspects such as polymerization method, surface morphology, membrane thickness, and active porosity affecting membrane performance. Similarly, considerable efforts towards fabricating ordered and water-permeable inorganic membranes were debated. In both type of membranes, fine control over pore dimensions, structural characteristics, and physical behavior of nano-structures hang about a major challenge.


Self-Assembled Block Copolymer; Nano-Porous; Membrane; Water Treatment; Surface Morphology

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