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Name of RG : Membrane Technology Research Group
RG Leader : Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
List of team members : 1)      Dr. Lau Woei Jye
2)      Dr. Hasrinah Hasbullah
3)      Dr. Wan Norhayati
4)      Dr. Naznin Sultana
5)      Dr. Zulhairun Ab. Karim
6)      Dr. Mohd Nazri Mohd Sokri
7)      Dr. Wong Tuck Whye
Focus Area

 

: 1) Fundamentals and study of membrane separation processes.
2) Development of polymeric, inorganic and composite -based membrane for gas and liquid separation.
Website : http://amtec.utm.my/
Recent projects (2016-2017)

Prof. Datuk Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail

  1. GRAPHENE OXIDE INCORPORATED THIN FILM NANOCOMPOSITE FOR DESALINATION R.J090301.7809.4J196
  2. Nanocomposite Membrane for Separation of Oily Wastewater Pollutants R.J090301.7809.4J195
  3. Durable Hollow Fiber Composite Membrane with Bactericidal Properties for Wastewater Treatment R.J090301.7809.4J181

 

Dr. Lau Woei Jye

  1. Improving water transport resistance and adsorptive properties of thin film composite membrane using dual-functional nanofibrous substrate for Arsenic-free water production R.J090301.7846.4J174
  2. FINE-TUNING THE PROPERTIES OF SELECTIVE AND SUPPORTING LAYER OF THIN FILM COMPOSITE MEMBRANE USING INORGANIC NANOFILLER FOR HIGHER YIELD OF PHOSPHORUS IN PERMEATE -R.J090301.7846.4J175

 

Dr. Hasrinah Hasbullah

  1. HYDROPHILIC ENHANCED ULTRAFILTRATION MEMBRANE FOR POULTRY WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM -R.J090301.7846.4J206

 

Dr. Wan Norhayati

  1. CARBON MICROFILTRATION MEMBRANE FOR OILY WASTEWATER TREATMENT -R.J090301.7846.4J188
  2. GRAFTED CELLULOSE MEMBRANE FOR HEAVY METAL REMOVAL – R.J090301.7846.4J186
  3. REGENERATED CELLULOSE/N-DOPED ZNO COMPOSITE MEMBRANE FOR ORGANIC POLLUTANT DEGRADATION UNDER UV AND VISIBLE LIGHT IRRADIATION – R.J090301.7846.4J187

 

Dr. Naznin Sultana

  1. POLYCAPROLACTONE (PCL)-BASED LAYER BY LAYER ELECTROSPUN BIODEGRADABLE COMPOSITE MEMBRANE FOR THE REMOVAL OF CONTAMINANTS (AG/AL/PB) IN DRINKING WATER – R.J090301.7845.4J191

 

Dr. Zulhairun Ab. Karim

  1. SYNTHESIS, PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BORON NITRIDE MEMBRANE FOR SEA WATER DESALINATION – R.J090301.7846.4J200

 

Dr. Mohd Nazri Mohd Sokri

  1. J090301.7846.4J257 – PY/2016/07785

 

Dr. Wong Tuck Whye

  1. POROUS MATERIAL FOR WATER-OIL SEPARATION PREPARED BY FREEZE-CASTING- R.J090301.7846.4J258
Recent publications (2016-2017)
  1. Azadeh Ghaee, Ali Ghadimi, Behrouz Sadatnia, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Zahra Mansourpour, Mohammad Khosravi, Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Membrane Containing hydrophobic silica nanoparticles for CO2absorption from CO2/N2 using membrane contactor, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Volume 120, April 2017, Pages 47–57.
  2. S. Lai, M.H.M. Yusob, W.J. Lau, R. Jamshidi Gohari, D. Emadzadeh, A.F. Ismail, P.S. Goh, A.M. Isloor, M. Rezaei-Dasht Arzhandi, Novel mixed matrix membranes incorporated with dual-nanofillers for enhanced oil-water separation, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 178, 7 May 2017, Pages 113–121.
  3. Raghavendra S. Hebbar, Arun M Isloor, K. Zulhairun, Mohd. Sohaimi Abdullah, A.F. Ismail, Efficient treatment of hazardous reactive dye effluent through antifouling polyetherimide hollow fiber membrane embedded with functionalized halloysite nanotubes, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, In Press, 9 Feb 2017.
  4. Alireza Samavati, F. Ismail, Antibacterial properties of copper-substituted cobalt ferrite nanoparticles synthesized by co-precipitation method, ParticuologyVolume 30, February 2017, Pages 158-163.
  5. Sathish Kumar R., Arthanareeswaran G., Lukka Thuyavan Y., Ismail A.F., Enhancement of permeability and antibiofouling properties of polyethersulfone (PES) membrane through incorporation of quorum sensing inhibition (QSI) compound, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, In Press, 7 February 2017.
  6. Muhamad Zulhilmi Zailani, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Siti Hamimah Sheikh Abdul Kadir, Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan Othman, Pei Sean Goh,Hasrinah Hasbullah,Mohd Sohaimi Abdullah, Be Cheer Ng, Fatmawati Kamal, Hemocompatiblilty Evaluation of Poly(1,8-octanediol citrate) Blend Polyethersulfone Membranes, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research (Part A), Accepted manuscript online: 21 December 2016.
  7. K. Zulhairun, M.N. Subramaniam, A. Samavati, M.K.N. Ramli, M. Krishparao, P.S. Goh, A.F. Ismail, High-flux polysulfone mixed matrix hollow fiber
    membrane incorporating mesoporous titania nanotubes for gas separation, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 180, 8 June 2017, Pages 13–22.
  8. Ahmadi, S.A. Hashemifard, F. Ismail, A research on CO2 removal via hollow fiber membrane contactor: The effect of heat treatment, Chemical Engineering Research and Design Volume 120, April 2017, Pages 218–230.
  9. Raghavendra S. Hebbar, Arun M. Isloor, K. Ananda, Mohd. Sohaimi Abdullah and F. Ismail, Fabrication of a novel hollow fiber membrane decorated with functionalized Fe2O3 nanoparticles: towards sustainable water treatment and biofouling control, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 4197.
  10. Chandrashekhar Nayak, Arun M. Isloor, A. Moslehyani , A.F. Ismail, Preparation and characterization of PPSU membranes with BiOCl nanowafers loaded on activated charcoal for oil in water separation, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, (2017) 1–9.
  11. Vahid Mozaffari, Morteza Sadeghi, Afsaneh Fakhar, Ghader Khanbabaei, F. Ismail, Gas separation properties of polyurethane/poly(ether-block-amide) (PU/PEBA) blend membranes, Separation and Purification Technology 185 (2017) 202–214.
  12. H. Ismail, W. N. W. Salleh, N. Sazali & A. F. Ismail, Altmetric Original Articles Effect of intermediate layer on gas separation performance of disk supported carbon membrane, Journal Separation Science and Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2017.1321671.
  13. Harshad Lade, Vikas Kumar, G. Arthanareeswaran, F. Ismail Sulfonated poly(arylene ether sulfone) nanocomposite electrolyte membrane for fuel cell applications: A review International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 42, Issue 2, 12 January 2017, Pages 1063-1074.
  14. Sathish Kumar R., Arthanareeswaran G., Lukka Thuyavan Y.,Ismail A.F, Enhancement of permeability and antibiofouling properties of polyethersulfone (PES) membrane through incorporation of quorum sensing inhibition (QSI) compound Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Volume 72, March 2017, Pages 200-212.
Intellectual Properties (IP)
  1. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Arun M. Isloor, Raghavendra Hebbar, Mohd Sohaimi Bin Abdullah,  Ng Be Cheer, Antifouling and antimicrobial matrix membrane and method of preparing thereof, PI2016001415
  2. Lau Woei Jye, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Nadzirah bte Mohd, Ng Be Cheer,  Mohd Sohaimi Abdullah, Ong Chi Siang, Goh Pei Sean, Polymeric nanocomposite membranes comprising polyvinylidene fluoride and clay for wastewater treatment process and method of preparing thereof, PI 2016001868.
  3. Lau Woei Jye, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Nadzirah bte Mohd,  Ng Be Cheer,  Mohd Sohaimi Abdullah, Ong Chi Siang, Goh Pei Sean, Photocatalytic reactor with tio2 immobilized membrane module and method thereof, PI 2016001876
Books
  1. Lau Woei Jye, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Nanofiltration Membranes, Synthesis Characterization and Applications, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Community Engagement Initiatives
  1. Supply mobile UF/RO system for flood relief in Kelantan, Malaysia
  2. Supply drinking water system from ground water using membrane technology to community in Kg Kiulu, Sabah