Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A

, Volume 93, Issue 6, pp 1143–1150 | Cite as

Effect of Water on the Structural Transformations in the Interfacial and Drainage Layers of Semipermeable Composite Membranes

  • S. I. LazarevEmail author
  • Yu. M. Golovin
  • A. A. LevinEmail author


Air-dry and water-saturated samples of UAM-50 and UAM-100 composite membranes were studied by X-ray diffractomery (XRD) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). A full-profile analysis of the diffraction patterns was performed, and the radial distribution functions (RDFs) of atoms in the drainage layer were constructed. The RDFs generally illustrate the relationship with the geometry of the structure of the air-dry and water-saturated samples. The additional peak with the radii r3 = 6.18 Å and r3 = 6.44 Å with small coordination numbers in the water-saturated samples suggests that the interplanar space d (hk0) contains the atoms of the water molecules. It was found that water reduces the X-ray crystallinity by 26% in the UAM-50 sample and by 36% in UAM-100. According to the DSC data, an interfacial layer appears at the interface; the DSC curves of the water-saturated samples in the temperature range 125–226°C show an exothermal effect with ΔН = 20.7 kJ/kg for UAM-50 and ΔН = 27.95 kJ/kg for UAM-100, which indicates hydration of the polar groups of cellulose acetate and polyamide in the interfacial layer of the composite films.


water membrane interfacial layer crystallinity hydrogen bonds melting enthalpy 



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  1. 1.Tambov State Technical UniversityTambovRussia

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