Tutuk Djoko Kusworo, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Nita Aryanti, Widayat Widayat, Qudratun Qudratun, Dani Puji Utomo


This research is implemented primarily to obtain the enhanced performance in terms of permeability, solute rejection and anti-fouling behavior of PES membrane towards produced water treatment by incorporating nano-SiO2 and nano-ZnO as nano inorganic filler. The fabricated membrane was modified through UV irradiation and immersion in Acetone-Ethanol mixture. The effect of several modification treatments is investigated in this study. Nano hybrid PES-SiO2 and PES-ZnO membrane were prepared using Loeb-Sourirajan methods (NIPS phase inversion). The casted membrane was exposed under UV lights for 2 min and followed by immersion in Acetone-Ethanol mixture for 24 h. The result of SEM and FTIR analysis confirmed that the nano particles incorporation change the membrane surface structure, while UV treatment and Ac-Et immersion significantly enhanced the hydrophilicity of membrane material. Nano hybrid membrane displayed high efficiency of oil removal up to >99%, the immersion in the Ac-Et increased the water permeability about 20% and caused slightly decrease in solute rejection. The modified nano hybrid membrane performed an anti-fouling behavior in produced water filtration process.


Acetone, Ethanol, Nano-SiO2, Nano-ZnO, Polyethersulfone, Produced water, Ultraviolet

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v79.10692


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