Photochemical surface modification of poly(arylsulfone) ultrafiltration membrane and covalent immobilization of enzyme.

The sensitivity of poly(arylsulfone) (PSf) for UV irradiation in different solvents (water and ethanol) was investigated. It is confirmed that acrylic acid (AA) and acrylamide (AAm) are grafted only onto the surface of the membrane instead of the interior by FTIR and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The membrane performance (deltaJ/J0 and contact angle… (More)