Desalination, Volume 380, February 15, 2016,
Membrane (bio)fouling is a major obstacle to many separation and purification processes. Due to the inherent physicochemical properties of some thin film composite membrane surfaces such as polyamide, these are prone to (bio)fouling. Hence, this review highlights recent advances in the design and development of highly resistant thin film composite membrane through surface modification by either coating or grafting with antifouling polymers and/or antimicrobial polymers/biocidal inorganic nanoparticles.
Antifouling Polymers; Antimicrobial Polymers; Biofouling; Composite; Composite Membranes; Desalination; Design And Development; Film; Fouling; Inorganic Nanoparticle; Membrane; Nanocomposite Films; Nanoparticles; Physicochemical Property; Polyamide; Polyamides; Polymer; Polymers; Separation And Purification; Surface Modification; Surface Treatment; Thin Film Composite; Thin Film Composite Membranes; Thin Film Composites; Thin Films; Global