Thin film deposition techniques for polymeric membranes– A review

  title={Thin film deposition techniques for polymeric membranes– A review},
  author={Musthafa O. Mavukkandy and Samantha A McBride and David M. Warsinger and Nadir Dizge and Shadi W. Hasan and Hassan A. Arafat},
  journal={Journal of Membrane Science},
Abstract Thin film deposition (TFD) allows for precise tuning of the chemical and physical properties of a membrane to improve performance, including the selectivity, flux, chemical resistance, and antifouling and antimicrobial properties. TFD techniques have a unique advantage over other traditional surface modification methods (e.g., grafting) vis-a-vis their applicability to low-surface energy polymers, which usually resist modification through other techniques. TFD is also an economical… 
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