Track-etch membranes

The Kazakh experience

Artem Kozlovskiy, Maxim Zdorovets, Elizabeth Arkhangelsky

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Abstract

In 1972 track-etch membranes were first developed by General Electric Corporation. Initially used as a simple laboratory tool, track-etch processes have grown into an industrial method of considerable technological and commercial impact. For instance, track-etch membranes are widely utilized for liquid and gas purification, controlled drug delivery, cell culturing, and serve as supports or templates. Track-etch technology utilizes heavy ion accelerators meaning exploitation of such a technology is relatively inaccessible to most. The existence of a unique heavy ion accelerator in the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) provides the country with an opportunity to manufacture domestically track-etch membranes. In this work fabrication of symmetrical polyethylene terephthalate (PET) track-etch membranes using a heavy ion accelerator located in the capital city of RK, Astana, is presented. The developed membranes have been examined using a scanning electron microscope (SEM), a goni-ometer, and mechanical and water permeability testers; the results obtained having been compared with characteristics of commercially available membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
Volume76
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Cylindrical pores
  • Kazakhstan
  • Membrane
  • PET
  • Symmetrical
  • Track-etch

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  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Pollution

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Track-etch membranes : The Kazakh experience. / Kozlovskiy, Artem; Zdorovets, Maxim; Arkhangelsky, Elizabeth.

In: Desalination and Water Treatment, Vol. 76, 01.05.2017, p. 143-147.

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Kozlovskiy, Artem ; Zdorovets, Maxim ; Arkhangelsky, Elizabeth. / Track-etch membranes : The Kazakh experience. In: Desalination and Water Treatment. 2017 ; Vol. 76. pp. 143-147.
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