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A porous polymeric membrane formed from a blend of a polymeric membrane forming material, such as polyvinylidene fluoride or polysulfone and a polymeric reactivity modifying agent adapted to modify the surface active properties of the porous polymeric membrane. The reactivity modifying agent is preferably a linear polymeric anhydride, such as poly(alkyl vinyl ether/maleic anhydride). The surface activity modifications include modification of the hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity balance of the membrane, or hydrolysis followed by reaction with a polyamine to form a crosslinked polyamide layer. Such modified membranes have use as reverse osmosis membranes.

Title
Modified membranes
Application Number
10/437202
Publication Number
6884350 (B2)
Application Date
May 12, 2003
Publication Date
April 26, 2005
Inventor
Heinz Joachim Muller
Thornleigh
AU
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
U S Filter Wastewater Group
PA, US
IPC
B01D 071/26
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