Victor Nikonenko

Victor Nikonenko
Kuban State University | КубГУ · Department of Physical Chemistry

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Nowadays, ion-exchange membranes have numerous applications in water desalination, electrolysis, chemistry, food, health, energy, environment and other fields. All of these applications require high selectivity of ion transfer, i.e., high membrane permselectivity. The transport properties of ion-exchange membranes are determined by their structure,...
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Bipolar membranes (BPMs) are a special class of ion exchange membranes constituted by a cation and anion exchange layer, allowing the generation of protons and hydroxide ions via a water dissociation mechanism. Such unique feature makes bipolar membranes attractive for a variety of applications in many sectors, such as (bio)chemical industry, food...
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Recently developed and produced by Hefei Chemjoy Polymer Material Co. Ltd., homogeneous CJMC-3 and CJMC-5 cation-exchange membranes (CJMCED) are characterized. The membrane conductivity in NaCl, Na2SO4, and CaCl2 solutions, permeability in respect to the NaCl and CaCl2 diffusion, transport numbers, current–voltage curves (CVC), and the difference i...
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Generation of H⁺ and OH⁻ ions at anion-exchange membranes is a phenomenon, which substantially reduces the performance of a number of electromembrane processes, such as the wastewater treatment, fuel cell energy production and others. We show that the mechanisms of this phenomenon are different, when a Neosepta AMX anion-exchange membrane is bathed...
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Bipolar ion-exchange membranes (BPM) have a long history and many uses. Still, the number of applications continues to grow every year, as does the interest in a better understanding of the mechanisms of ion transport and water splitting. We reconsider the existing theoretical background for the BPMs and propose a one-dimensional stationary model....
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Polyelectrolyte (PE) multilayer nanofiltration membranes are composite membranes obtained by layer-by-layer (LbL) adsorption/advection of oppositely charged polyelectrolytes. The mass transport properties of such multilayer membranes strongly depend on membrane structural parameters related to the synthetic preparation conditions as well as on the...
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Electrodialysis (ED) has been demonstrated as an effective membrane method for desalination, concentration, and separation. Electroconvection (EC) is a phenomenon which can essentially increase the mass transfer rate and reduce the undesirable water splitting effect. Efforts by a number of researchers are ongoing to create conditions for developing...
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Water splitting (WS) and electroconvection (EC) are the main phenomena affecting ion transfer through ion-exchange membranes in intensive current regimes of electrodialysis. While EC enhances ion transport, WS, in most cases, is an undesirable effect reducing current efficiency and causing precipitation of sparingly soluble compounds. A mathematica...
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The pulses shapes during pulsed electric field (PEF) application in electrodialysis of model salt solutions has always been presented with almost the same current/voltage vs time value whatever the demineralization rate. However, in PEF mode, the current flows across the membranes only during a certain fraction of the total treatment time. The reas...
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The concentration dependencies of diffusion permeability of homogeneous (AMX-Sb and AX) and heterogeneous (MA-41 and FTAM-EDI) anion-exchange membranes (AEMs) is obtained in solutions of ampholytes (sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3; monosodium phosphate, NaH2PO4; and potassium hydrogen tartrate, KHT) and a strong electrolyte (sodium chloride, NaCl). It i...
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A simple non-steady state mathematical model is proposed for the process of purification of an amino acid solution from mineral salts by the method of neutralization dialysis (ND), carried out in a circulating hydrodynamic mode. The model takes into account the characteristics of membranes (thickness, exchange capacity and electric conductivity) an...
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Neutralization dialysis (ND) is a relatively simple and easy-to-use method of water desalination, which does not require large investments, like reverse osmosis or electrodialysis. One of the problems encountered when using this method is a relatively rapid deterioration of the effective exchange capacity of the anion-exchange membrane caused by it...
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Electrodialysis (ED) with ion-exchange membranes is a promising method for the extraction of phosphates from municipal and other wastewater in order to obtain cheap mineral fertilizers. Phosphorus is transported through an anion-exchange membrane (AEM) by anions of phosphoric acid. However, which phosphoric acid anions carry the phosphorus in the m...
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Ion-exchange membranes (IEMs) find more and more applications; the success of an application depends on the properties of the membranes selected for its realization. For the first time, the results of a comprehensive characterization of the transport properties of IEMs from three manufactures (Astom, Japan; Shchekinoazot, Russia; and Fujifilm, The...
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In this paper we take into account the variation of anion-exchange membrane swelling and effective exchange capacity with changing the concentration and/or pH of the bathing solution when simulating membrane transport characteristics (the electric conductivity, diffusion permeability and ion transport numbers). Two main structural elements of the m...
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Structural (volume fractions of the gel phase and the intergel solution) and transport (electrical conductivity, diffusion permeability, transport numbers of counterions and coions) characteristics of cation-exchange (CMX, MK-40) and anion-exchange (AMX, MA-41) membranes in NaCl, CaCl2, and Na2SO4 solutions have been studied. The investigated membr...
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Many transport properties of ion-exchange membranes can be described in terms of the microheterogeneous model using a single set of parameters. However, the model is applicable in a limited concentration range of electrolyte solutions. In this paper a new modification of this model is proposed, taking into account the contribution of the electrical...
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Chronopotentiometry is largely used for electrochemical characterization of ion-exchange membranes. Nevertheless, the theory is poorly developed in the range of overlimiting currents. This paper proposes a two dimensional convective-diffusion model of ion transport in electromembrane system in galvanostatic mode. We use direct numerical simulation...
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The current methods for determination of the membrane specific permselectivity between two competing counter-ions are dependent on various factors, which hinder the comparison of ion selectivity of ion selective membranes. In this work, a new characteristic, “ideal selectivity” is suggested to be used for the evaluation of the specific permselectiv...
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It is known that some components of the bathing solution can enhance water splitting at depleted solution/ion-exchange membrane interface via protonation/deprotonation reactions with water. In this paper, we show that not only the presence of such components is important, but also a mechanism ensuring their sufficiently high concentration near the...
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Long-term (over 20 h) operation of the AMX-Sb membrane in the electrodialysis desalination of 0.02 M NaCl solution in overlimiting current regimes can lead to an increase in experimentally determined limiting current by more than 30% compared to the pristine membrane. This growth is caused by electrochemical degradation of the ion-exchange material...
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It has been found that after 300 h of operation of AMX and AMX-Sb anion-exchange membranes (Astom, Japan) in overlimiting current regimes in the process of electrodialysis desalination of 0.02 M NaCl, NH4Cl, NaH2PO4, and KC4H5O6 (KHT) solutions, the limiting currents, \(i_{{\lim }}^{{\exp }}\), determined by graphic processing of current–voltage cu...
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Membranes are widely used in modern technology. The demand for different types of membranes and membrane processes is increasing every year. This review summarizes the current state of the art and prospects of membrane science developments including membrane materials for gas separation, pervaporation, and pressure-driven membrane processes; ion-ex...
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Membrane technologies, in particular, electrodialysis, are increasingly being used to stabilize and condition juices and wines. This work is aimed at finding environmentally appropriate “mild” methods for regeneration of anion-exchange membranes that are used in these processes. It has been shown that the fouling of anion-exchange membranes by grap...
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Artificial charged membranes, similar to the biological membranes, are self-assembled nanostructured materials constructed from macromolecules. The mutual interactions of parts of macromolecules leads to phase separation and appearance of microheterogeneities within the membrane bulk. On the other hand, these interactions also cause spontaneous mic...
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The effect of pH and concentration of the NaCl solution on the exchange capacity and transport properties of the MA-40 and MA-41 anion-exchange heterogeneous membranes with different nature of fixed groups has been studied: MA-40 has weakly basic groups, and MA-41 has strongly basic groups with a small proportion of weakly basic ones. The exchange...
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A series of anion-exchange membranes based on a Neosepta AMX-Sb homogeneous membrane (Japan) have been studied by applying parallel nonconducting strips of a 100 to 600 μm width with the interstrip distance ranging from 400 to 1900 μm. The current–voltage characteristics of the membranes and the pH of a NaCl solution (of 0.02 mol/L concentration) h...
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Pulsed electric fields (PEF) have been used to advantage in electroplating for more than half a century. Recently, interest has increased in the application of these electric modes in the membrane processes. In this work, the effect of parameters (potential, frequency of current, and duty cycle) of pulsed current mode on the average current density...
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The use of the Nernst–Planck and Poisson (NPP) equations allows computation of the space charge density near solution/electrode or solution/ion-exchange membrane interface. This is important in modelling ion transfer, especially when taking into account electroconvective transport. The most solutions in literature use the condition setting a potent...
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This paper concerns the mechanisms of aging of ion-exchange membranes (IEMs) during their use in electrodialysis (ED) of food industry solutions containing polyphenols (PPs), as well as their cleaning. The study focuses on anion-exchange membranes (AEMs); their behavior is compared with that of cation-exchange membranes (CEMs). First, physicochemic...
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Competition between homogeneous and heterogeneous ion-exchange membranes (IEMs) lasts for decades. Low fraction of conductive surface area, Θ, of IEMs causes lower limiting current density, higher voltage and water splitting rate at a same average current density. On the other hand, heterogeneous IEMs are less costly. Additionally, as it was found...
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Swelling is an important property of charged gels and membranes. The size of pores and, therefore, membrane properties such as conductivity, diffusion and hydraulic permeability, permselectivity depend on water content and degree of swelling. In this paper we propose a simple model for equilibrium swelling of an ion-exchange membrane, allowing calc...
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Diffusion dialysis (DD) is an environmentally appropriate method for separating components, which are unstable under the external influences (high temperature, high pressure, presence of electric field). The roadblock to the wider application of the DD method for separation and purification of amino acids is relatively low rate and selectivity of d...
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Current-voltage characteristics (CVCs) of a Neosepta AMX membrane are studied in NaH2PO4 (pH = 4.7, C = 0.02 mol/L) and KC4H5O6 (pH = 3.6, C = 0.02 mol/L) solutions. It is shown that in the case of NaH2PO4 there are two plateaus in the CVC, which correspond to achievement of the first, ilimI, and second, ilimII, limiting currents. ilimI occurs when...
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Today the common view of the Neosepta membranes is that their material is electrically homogeneous, i.e. it does not include heterogeneities (except reinforcing fabric). However, there are a few publications, according to which their surface is not homogeneous geometrically and this fact has an important impact on the mass transfer rate. In this pa...
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The concentration dependences of the electrolyte sorption, specific electric conductivity, and diffusion permeability of MK-40 and Nafion-117 cation-Ion-exchange membranes in NaCl solutions have been obtained experimentally. Both the membranes contain macropores. The heterogeneous MK-40 membrane contains pores with a size of up to 1 μm between the...
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Chronopotentiograms and current-voltage curves were measured to characterize the transport of sodium, calcium, and magnesium ions through cation-exchange membranes MK-40 and MK-40MOD. A microfluidic electrodialysis cell was used to visualize electroconvective vortices. The MK-40MOD membrane was obtained by covering the heterogeneous surface of a co...
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Transition time in chronopotentiometry is an important parameter, which is widely used for electrochemical characterization of various systems. Occurrence of multiple transition times is typical for multicomponent or multilayer electrode and membrane systems. In this paper we show that there may be another cause of multiple transition times. It is...
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Electrodialysis finds broader use in reagent-free pH correction and tartrate stabilization of wines. The efficiency of these processes strongly depends on longevity of employed anion-exchange membranes. We report a comprehensive study of bulk and surface properties of a homogeneous Neosepta AMX-Sb and a heterogeneous MA-41P anion-exchange membranes...
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At current densities exceeding the limiting current density, H⁺ and OH⁻ ions are generated at the interface of the ion-exchange membrane with a depleted solution as a result of the dissociation of water molecules. At present, it is generally accepted that water splitting occurs in a thin (a few nanometers) layer inside the membrane, this reaction b...
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Scale formation on the surface of a heterogeneous cation-exchange MK-40 membrane and its modification MK-40MOD was studied during electrodialysis of a solution whose mineral composition models a thrice concentrated milk. The modification was obtained by casting a homogeneous cation-conducting Nafion® film on the surface of MK-40 membrane used as a...
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Single-pulse and double-pulse chronopotentiograms of a homogeneous anion-exchange membrane AX in 0.02 M solutions of NaCl (system 1) or NaH2PO4 (system 2) have been recorded in underlimiting and overlimiting current modes. It has been found that in the case of exceeding the limiting current (i > i limLev) calculated using the convection–diffusion m...
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Overlimiting current modes are of considerable interest for the practice of electrodialysis (ED). However, the economical expedience of such ED modes is evident only for desalination of dilute solutions. Here, we show the theoretical analysis of the effect of concentration on the behavior of an ED cell with homogeneous ion-exchange membranes. The s...
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The modern concepts on the origin of electroconvection (EC) are surveyed briefly and the known mechanisms of this phenomenon are classified. Factors that influence the EC character and intensity at the surface of ion-exchange membranes are analyzed, such as electrical and geometrical heterogeneity of the membrane surface, its degree of hydrophobici...
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The features of electroconvection in a smooth rectangular desalting channel of an electrodialysis apparatus with heterogeneous ion-exchange membranes have been theoretically investigated. A 2D model of electroconvection for a binary electrolyte has been constructed for overlimiting current regimes in the form of the Nernst–Planck–Poisson and Navier...
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A current-voltage characteristic of a Neosepta AMX membrane in a monosodium phosphate solution was investigated experimentally and theoretically. It is shown that the experimental curve has two sections of the overlimiting "plateau" and, accordingly, two limiting current densities. This feature is not observed in the presence of electrolytes, such...
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The membrane fouling formation during electrodialysis of complex solutions is one of the main issues affecting the process performance and costs. This work was focused on the investigation of electrochemical behavior of membrane systems containing a cation-exchange membrane whose surface was affected by mineral fouling of different composition. Tog...
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Peptide fouling occurring on anion- (AEMs) and cation-exchange membranes (CEMs) is one of the most serious issues of conventional electrodialysis (ED) process for hydrolysate demineralization. Nonetheless, recent studies discussed the advantages of non-conventional ED phenomena such as water splitting and electroconvection on decreasing scaling and...
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Operando μ-Raman spectroscopy is used to probe the water distribution across Nafion® and Aquivion™ membranes in the operating fuel cell. The through-plane water concentration profile is obtained with μm resolution at the middle of the active surface, both at the gas distribution channel and at the under-lands areas. Depth-resolved measurements carr...
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The formation of organic colloidal particles in the pores and on the surface (fouling) of membranes used in the food industry is a significant constraint on the further development of membrane technology. A model to describe the effect of these particles on electric conductivity and diffusion permeability has been proposed. It is based on a microhe...
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A non-steady state theoretical model is developed using the Nernst-Planck equations in order to study ion transport kinetics through Ion-Exchange Membranes (IEMs) during water desalination by Neutralization Dialysis (ND) in batch mode. The ND cell under study involves three compartments (acid, saline, and alkali) separated by two membranes (a catio...
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In this paper, two cation-exchange membranes, i.e. MK-40 and MK-40MOD, were studied by chronopotentiometry and voltammetry, MK-40MOD being obtained by covering the heterogeneous surface of a commercial MK-40 membrane with a homogeneous 20 μm thick Nafion® film. Electrodialysis process was realized in an electrodialysis flow-through laboratory cell,...
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A comparative review of various techniques is provided: mercury intrusion porosimetry, nitrogen sorption porosimetry, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)-based thermoporosimetry, and standard contact porosimetry (SCP), which allows determining pore volume distribution versus pore radius/water binding energy in ion-exchange membranes (IEMs). IEM...
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Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) is a relatively new, but well-developed method to study the electrochemical characteristics of the surface of heterogeneous materials, such as microelectrodes and biological cells. This paper presents the adaptation of this method to studying the distribution of electric potential near the surface of a het...
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The applications of the Sand equation in potentiometry of electrode and membrane systems for precise measurements of the transition time (τ) have been determined. An approach was suggested for choosing the diffusion coefficient of electrolyte (D) in the case when the concentration changes from its value in the agitated solution (where D = Db) to th...
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The mechanism of electroconvection at a permselective surface presents a high interest for electrodialysis separation processes as well as for microfluidics and other applications. We have studied a commercial Neosepta AMX-Sb anion-exchange membrane and its three modifications differing in the surface charge and, as a consequence, in the degree of...
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Immobilization of inorganic nanoparticles (like ZrO2, TiO2 and SiO2) allows essential improvement of proton-exchange membrane properties pertinent for fuel cell applications. We propose a model for describing the effect of nanoparticles on the membrane electrical conductivity, diffusion permeability and permselectivity. The basis is the microhetero...
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Considering diffusion near a solid surface and simplifying the shape of concentration profile in diffusion-dominated layer allowed Nernst and Brunner to propose their famous equation for calculating the solute diffusion flux. Intensive (overlimiting) currents generate electroconvection (EC), which is a recently discovered interfacial phenomenon pro...
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A difference in salt concentration in two solutions separated by a membrane leads to an electrical potential difference across the membrane, also without applied current. A literature study is presented on proposed theories for the origin of this membrane potential (Φm). The most well-known theoretical description is Teorell-Meyer-Sievers (TMS) the...
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Understanding of the current density distribution over an electrically heterogeneous surface and its effect on ion transport represent an important issue in electrochemistry, composite materials, geophysics and some other domains. We report an approach for three-dimensional (3D) modelling (with cylindrical symmetry) of transient ion transfer across...
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The transport of sodium, calcium, and magnesium ions through the heterogeneous cationexchange membrane MK-40, surface modified with a thin (about 15 μm) homogeneous film MF-4SK. By using chronopotentiometry and voltammetry techniques, it has been shown that the combination of relatively high hydrophobicity of the film surface with its electrical an...
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In this paper, the consequences of traditional chemical cleaning on anion-exchange membrane structure and properties are thoroughly assessed. A homogeneous anion-exchange membrane (AEM1) and a heterogeneous one (AEM2) were subjected to ageing protocols in 2 M NaOH and 2 M HCl up to 700 h at room temperature. Moreover, both membranes were exposed to...
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The equations for calculating the diffusion limiting current, ilim, in steady-state voltammetry (known as the Peers equation in membrane science) and the transition time, τ, in chronopotentiometry (the Sand equation) are broadly used in electrode and membrane electrochemistry. The applicability of these equations is limited because they are deduced...
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This paper presents a simple method for simulation of chronopotentiograms at underlimiting and overlimiting current densities. The model is based on the Nernst-Planck-Poisson (NPP) equations. The idea consists in the presentation of the diffusion layer thickness, δ, as a function of the Donnan potential drop (PD) at the membrane/depleted solution i...
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Surface modification of ion-exchange membranes is already proved to be an effective and low-cost way to improve membrane properties. Usually, the object of modification are cation-exchange membranes. We study commercial anion-exchange Neosepta AMX membrane and two its modifications obtained by electrospray deposition method. Hydrophobic non-conduct...
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Two different lots of cation-exchange membranes (CMX-SB-1 and -2) were compared in terms of physico-chemical and electrochemical properties. Further, electrodialysis with both membrane lots was carried out under pulsed electric field (PEF) on model solution containing Ca2+ and Mg2+ ions. It was found that CMX-SB-1 was more scaled with prevalence of...
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Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is largely used in studying water splitting reaction in bipolar membranes (BPMs). This reaction is also very important in monopolar membrane systems, where it constitutes one of the possible mechanisms of the overlimiting current conductance. However, despite of 60-year research history in this domain, t...
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This work concerns the optimization of the neutralization dialysis process applied to water desalination. This process is used for salt removal from a NaCl model solution (initially 0.08 M) in a three-compartment membrane stack (acid, salt, and alkali compartments) with a cation-exchange membrane and an anion-exchange one, i.e. Neosepta® CMX and AM...
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Electrodialysis with bipolar membranes (EDBM) is an ecofriendly technology providing a wide spectrum of solutions for modern industries. The main advantage of EDBM is the absence of chemicals during the treatment, which makes it very attractive especially in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. The production of casein, the major milk proteins, by...