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Environmental Applications of Porous Polymeric Materials

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dc.contributor.advisor Chu, Benjamin en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Hsiao, Benjamin S en_US
dc.contributor.author Wang, Zhe en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Chemistry. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:52:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:52:08Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/77165 en_US
dc.description 143 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract Porous polymeric materials have been widely used in the area of environmental remediation. Two kinds of porous polymeric materials and their environmental applications are presented in this dissertation. 1. Nanofibrous Ultrafiltration (UF) Membrane. A novel thin film nanofibrous composite (TFNC) membrane barrier layer was prepared by integrating ultra-fine cellulose nanofibers (CN, 5 nm in diameter) with a cross-linked poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) network. Preparation, characterization, filtration performance, and applications of this novel UF membrane are demonstrated. 2. Sponge-like Porous Polymeric Absorbent. Natural porous material - luffa sponge and synthetic porous material - polyurethane, both have high-porosity framework structures. Facile chemical modifications were carried out to adjust the surface hydrophilicity of the sponge fibers. The modified sponges could be used as high efficiency and cost-effective oil absorbents. The effect of sponge pore size and oil viscosity on the absorption capacity was investigated. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Chemistry en_US
dc.subject.other evironmental, polymer material, porous material en_US
dc.title Environmental Applications of Porous Polymeric Materials en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Wong, Stanislaus en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Rudick, Jonathan en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Mahajan, Devinder. en_US


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