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Author Xu, Zhikang.
Title Surface engineering of polymer membranes / Zhikang Xu, Xiaojun Huang, Lingshu Wan.
Imprint Hangzhou : Zhejiang University Press ; Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 333 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Advanced topics in science and technology in China
Advanced topics in science and technology in China.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
English.
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Subject Polymers -- Surfaces.
Polyamide membranes -- Surfaces.
Surface chemistry.
Surfaces (Physics)
Contents Introduction -- Functionalization methods for the membrane surfaces -- Characterization of structure and properties for the membrane surfaces -- Surface modification by Graft polymerization -- Surface modification by macromolecule immobilization -- Membranes with phospholipid analogous surfaces -- Membranes with glycosylated surfaces -- Membranes with biocatalytic surfaces -- Molecular imprinting on the membrane surface -- Nanofibrous membrane with functionalized surface.
Summary Surface Engineering of Polymer Membranes covers the processes that modify membrane surfaces to improve their in-service performance, meaning, to confer surface properties which are different from the bulk properties. Purposes may be to minimize fouling, modulate hydrophilicity/ hydrophobicity, enhance biocompatibility, create diffusion barriers, provide functionalities, mimic biomembranes, fabricate nanostructures, etc. First, the basics of surface engineering of polymer membranes are covered. Then topics such as surface modification by graft polymerization and macromolecule immobilization, biomimetic surfaces, enzyme immobilization, molecular recognition, and nanostructured surfaces are discussed. This book provides a unique synthesis of the knowledge of the role of surface chemistry and physics in membrane science. Dr. Zhikang Xu of the Institute of Polymer Science of Zhejiang University has eight Chinese patents and in 2006 was honored as a Distinguished Young Scholar by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC).
Other Author Huang, Xiaojun, Dr.
Wan, Lingshu.
Other Title Print version: Xu, Zhikang. Surface engineering of polymer membranes. Hangzhou : Zhejiang University Press ; Berlin : New York : Springer, ©2009 9783540884125