Electron beam-based functionalization of polymer membranes.

  title={Electron beam-based functionalization of polymer membranes.},
  author={Agnes Schulze and Barbara Marquardt and Marco Went and Andrea Prager and Michael R Buchmeiser},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={65 3},
A new electron beam-based approach for the direct functionalization of polyethersulfone, polyvinylidene fluoride, polysulfone as well as polyacrylonitrile membranes in a one-step procedure is presented. Aqueous solutions of functional molecules were immobilized on the membrane surface by electron beam treatment. The resulting membranes show significantly increased flux and water wettability accompanied by decreased protein adsorption. Stability tests demonstrated the permanence of the… CONTINUE READING