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Title:Effects of Background Ions on Polyethersulfone (Pes) Membrane Fouling by Natural Organic Matter (Nom)
Author(s):Ahn, Won-Young
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Clark, Mark M.
Department / Program:Civl and Environmental Engineering
Discipline:Civl and Environmental Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Environmental Sciences
Abstract:Hence, NOM aggregation was experimentally evaluated by dynamic light scattering measurements with SRNOM. These tests showed that calcium caused formation of supramolecular NOM clusters. Large-scale MD simulations with multiple NOM molecules were then performed to probe possible formation of supramolecular NOM structures or aggregates. The MD simulations revealed two different mechanisms of NOM aggregation. Calcium ions connect NOM molecules by co-complexation, forming linearly-shaped NOM aggregates. On the other hand, simulation results with magnesium and sodium are more consistent with a "salting-out", wherein the ions may promote more compact and spherically-shaped NOM clusters.
Issue Date:2008
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:135 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/83369
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3314716
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2008


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