Preparation and characterization of nickel hollow fiber membrane

Su Min Lee, In Hwan Choi, Su Wan Myung, Joo young Park, In Chul Kim, Woo Nyon Kim, Kew Ho Lee

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Nickel hollow fiber membranes were prepared by a phase inversion and a sintering method. A nickel hollow fiber support was prepared by spinning the polymer solution containing suspended nickel powders to a hollow fiber precursor which is then sintered at elevated temperature. For these hollow fiber precursors, polysulfone and N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone were used as a polymer binder and a solvent, respectively. Furthermore, the nickel hollow fiber membrane was successfully fabricated on the nickel hollow fiber support by coating a finer nickel particle. The nickel hollow fibers were characterized using scanning electron microscope, porometry measurement, mercury porosimeter and three point bending test. The prepared nickel membranes show an asymmetric and a sponge-like structure. The average pore size of the membrane is in the range of 0.4-1.0 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 15

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Funding Information:
This work is supported by the Ministry of Environment in Korea as Eco-Technopia-21 project.


  • Hollow fibers
  • Metallic membrane
  • Microfiltration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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