Journal article

Single and binary ion sorption equilibria of monovalent and divalent ions in commercial ion exchange membranes.

GQ Chen, K Wei, A Hassanvand, BD Freeman, SE Kentish

Water Research | Elsevier | Published : 2020


The co-ion and counter-ion sorption of monovalent (Na+, K+, Cl- and NO3-) and divalent ions (Ca2+ and SO42-) in commercial Neosepta ion exchange membranes were systemically studied in both single and binary salt systems. The new generation of Neosepta cation exchange membrane (CSE) showed a significant difference in water uptake and co-ion sorption compared to the earlier generation (CMX). Use of the Manning model confirmed that there were significant differences between these membranes, with the estimated value of the Manning parameter changing from 1.0 ± 0.1 for CMX to 2.8 ± 0.5 for CSE. There were fewer differences between the two Neosepta anion exchange membranes, AMX and ASE. In single ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported under Australian Research Council's Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) funding scheme (project number IH120100005). The ARC Dairy Innovation Hub is a collaboration between The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland and Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd. George Chen acknowledges support from an Early Career Researcher (ECR) Grant awarded by the Melbourne School of Engineering, The University of Melbourne. BDF's contribution to preparation of this manuscript was supported as part of the Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems (M-WET), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences under Award #DE-SC0019272.