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A metrics-based approach to preparing sustainable membranes: application to ultrafiltration

Prézélus, Flavie and Chabni, Dihia and Barna, Ligia and Guigui, Christelle and Remigy, Jean-Christophe A metrics-based approach to preparing sustainable membranes: application to ultrafiltration. (2019) Green Chemistry, 21 (16). 4457-4469. ISSN 1463-9262

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1039/c9gc01178a


The purpose of the research is to make a first step towards rationalizing green polymeric membrane preparation. A holistic methodological approach based on metrics that consider technical, environmental, health and safety issues have been suggested to assess sustainability of membrane preparation. Metrics have been applied to solvent substitution in a non-solvent induced phase separation process. The flammability hazard of three shortlisted alternative solvents has substituted the reprotoxicity hazard of common solvents. The ultrafiltration cellulose diacetate membranes prepared with methyl lactate as solvent have a greater renewable intensity and require a lower number of solvents for their preparation. Trade-offs between use of resources (polymer, solvent, energy…) and membrane properties are inevitable. Further socio-economic, risk and life cycle analysis are crucial to fully integrate ecodesign in membrane preparation.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02295325
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:24 Sep 2019 08:30

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