Facile Synthesis and Characterization of Super-Hydrophobic Fe2O3 for Membrane Distillation

Mariam Ouda, Vijay S. Wadi, Yazan Ibrahim, Vincenzo Naddeo, Fawzi Banat, Shadi W. Hasan

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Global water demand has pivoted potable water production to alternative methods such as desalination. Membrane distillation is a viable seawater purification method in which hydrophobicity is one of the crucial properties needed to obtain optimal process conditions. A super-hydrophobic nanomaterial based on Fe2O3 was synthesized for embedding into a polymeric membrane’s structure. Fe2O3-oleylamine particles were characterized through FTIR, XRD, and TGA, and compared to pure Fe2O3 particles in which successful oleylamine decoration was confirmed. The synthesized particles showed great potential in membrane technology, specifically in membrane distillation.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722


  • Chemical synthesis
  • Desalination
  • FeO
  • Membrane distillation
  • Super-hydrophobic


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