Microheterogeneity of anion exchange membranes



Anion exchange membranes (ferricyanide ion type) prepared by the “paste method” were treated with an aqueous solution of hydrogen peroxide, and the resultant microporous membranes had no ion exchange capacity but water permeability. By measuring the water permeability of the membranes and observing the electron microphotographs of the membrane surfaces, it was elucidated that the anion exchange membranes contained microheterogeneity of colloidal dimension.