Surface modification of polyarylene sulfide sulfone membrane by coating with polydopamine

  • Chen Xiong
  • Sujiao Cao
  • Yue Wang
  • Xiaojun WangEmail author
  • Shengru Long
  • Gang Zhang
  • Jie YangEmail author


Polyarylene sulfide sulfone membrane was surface-modified by coating with polydopamine to improve its hydrophilic property and permeation performance, and owing to its favorable solvent resistance, it could be applied in the filtration of organic wastewater. The change in the morphology and chemical properties was ascertained by SEM and FTIR, which suggested that polydopamine was adsorbed at the polyarylene sulfide sulfone (PASS) membrane. It was confirmed that the hydrophilic property of PASS membrane was enhanced through water contact angle measurement. Moreover, it possessed an improved flux compared with the pristine PASS membrane even after high temperature and organic solvent treatment.


Surface modification Polydopamine Hydrophilic Solvent resistance 



This work is supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China projects (51573103, 21274094, and 21304060) and the National Key Laboratory Project (oic-201701006).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Polymer Science and Engineering College of Sichuan UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.Analytical and Testing Center of Sichuan UniversityChengduChina
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Organic-Inorganic CompositesBeijingChina
  4. 4.State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering of ChinaSichuan UniversityChengduChina

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