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Surface hydrophilic modification of RO membranes by plasma polymerization for low organic fouling
Trimethylene glycol dimethyl ether (triglyme), a Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-like hydrophilic polymer, was deposited by plasma polymerization to reduce RO membrane’s organic fouling tendency. ThisExpand
A facile approach to chemically modified graphene and its polymer nanocomposites
A scalable approach for the mass production of chemically modified graphene has yet to be developed, which holds the key to the large-scale production of stable graphene colloids for opticalExpand
Development of polymer composites using modified, high-structural integrity graphene platelets
Abstract Previous studies on polymer/graphene composites have mainly utilized either reduced graphene oxide or graphite nanoplatelets of over 10 nm in thickness. In this study we covalently modifiedExpand
The interaction of linear polyphosphates with titanium dioxide surfaces
The interaction of linear polyphosphates of the general formula [PnO3n+1](n+2)− with the surface of titanium dioxide and silica has been studied as a function of pH. Both equilibrium and kineticExpand
From carbon nanotubes and silicate layers to graphene platelets for polymer nanocomposites.
A potential trend is pointed out where GnPs would replace carbon nanotubes and silicate layers for many applications of polymer nanocomposites due to its exceptionally high mechanical performance and electrical and thermal conductivity. Expand
Melt compounding with graphene to develop functional, high-performance elastomers.
This simple fabrication of 3.56 nm thick graphene platelets of high structural integrity to melt compound with an elastomer-ethylene-propylene-diene monomer rubber (EPDM) would prolong the service life of elastomers used in dynamic loading, thus reducing thermosetting waste in the environment. Expand
Processable 3-nm thick graphene platelets of high electrical conductivity and their epoxy composites.
A low-cost processing technique for producing modified GnPs and an investigation of the electrical and mechanical properties of the resulting composites found that epoxy/m-GnP composites demonstrated far better mechanical properties than those of unmodified GnPs of the same volume fraction. Expand
Effective in-situ chemical surface modification of forward osmosis membranes with polydopamine-induced graphene oxide for biofouling mitigation
Abstract The superior biocidal properties of graphene oxide (GO) nanosheets have enabled their recent application in novel antifouling coatings for membrane filtration. Nevertheless, a practicalExpand
Combined effect of protein and oxygen on reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in the plasma treatment of tissue
The influence of protein and molecular, ground state oxygen (O2) on the plasma generation, and transport of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) in tissue are investigated. A tissue target,Expand
Tailoring the surface functionalities of titania nanotube arrays.
These approaches for tailoring the surface chemistry and wettability of TiO(2) nanotubes offer considerable prospects for advancing their interfacial properties to improve existing and develop new functional biomaterials for diverse biomedical applications. Expand