The mixture of oil with water from industrial activities creates an emulsion which is now termed as Oil-in-Water (O/W) emulsion. Several chemical and physical methods have been successfully used for the separation of O/W emulsions; however, the trace amounts of oil remain unfiltered in the separated water. This research aims at comparing two nanoparticles (Iron and Silver) coated ceramic membrane with self-cleaning ability for the effectively separation of low concentration ([less than] 250mg/L) of O/W Emulsion. Preliminary experiments have been done to determine the morphology and pure water flux of unmodified commercial ceramic membrane using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDAX) and in-house installed separation rig respectively. An uneven pore size with a densely packed image from SEM indicates an increase in flux. Steady pure water permeate flux shows possibility of anti-fouling in ceramic membrane.
AISUENI, F.A., OGUON, E., HASHIM, I. and GOBINA, E. 2021. Characterization and evaluation of nanoparticles ceramic membrane for the separation of oil-in-water emulsion. In Proceedings of the ICANM 2021: 8th International conference and exhibition on advanced and nanomaterials 2021 (ICANM 2021), 9-11 August 2021, [virtual conference]. Ontario: ICANM, pages 17-26.