Preparation and Characterization of Superhydrophobic Modification of Polyvinylidene Fluoride Membrane by Dip-Coating

YuZhong Zhang, YingNa Li, HuaFeng Zhang, Hui Ye, Ying Chen, Yue Li

Abstract


The superhydrophobicity polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membranes were modified via reducing surface energy by dip-coating perfluoroalkyl methacrylic copolymer (Zonyl 8740) onto the membranes prepared on mat glass. The chemical component of the unmodified and modified PVDF membranes surface was investigated by ATR-FTIR. Morphology and hydrophobicity of the unmodified and modified PVDF membranes were examined by scanning electronic microscopy and water contact angle, respectively. The effects of concentration of Zonyl 8740, coating time, conditions of heat treatment on hydrophobic capability of PVDF membranes were investigated. The results showed that the water contact angle increased from 141˚ to 151˚ by the dip-coating modification, therefore getting superhydrophobic PVDF membrane. Moreover, the porosity and the morphology of modified PVDF membrane were unchanged by the dip-coating modification. This results suggested that the hydrophobicty stability of the modified PVDF membrane was also good.

Keywords


Polyvinylidene fluoride, Superhydrophobic, Coating modification, Perfluoroalkyl methacrylic copolymer, Membrane preparation.

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ISSN: 1929-6037