Molecular Layer-by-Layer Assembled Thin-Film Composite Membranes for Water Desalination (pages 4778–4782)
Joung-Eun Gu, Seunghye Lee, Christopher M. Stafford, Jong Suk Lee, Wansuk Choi, Bo-Young Kim, Kyung-Youl Baek, Edwin P. Chan, Jun Young Chung, Joona Bang and Jung-Hyun Lee
Version of Record online: 12 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302030
Molecular layer-by-layer (mLbL) assembled thin-film composite membranes fabricated by alternating deposition of reactive monomers on porous supports exhibit both improved salt rejection and enhanced water flux compared to traditional reverse osmosis membranes prepared by interfacial polymerization. Additionally, the well-controlled structures achieved by mLbL deposition further lead to improved antifouling performance.