A Study on the Effect of Accelerated UV Exposure on the Polymer Membrane for Outdoor Users

옥외용 고분자 막의 촉진 자외선 노출 영향 연구

  • Lee, Joo Hyuk (Division of Advanced Materials Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Kim, Sung Bok (Division of Advanced Materials Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Cho, Kuk Young (Division of Advanced Materials Engineering, Kongju National University)
  • 이주혁 (공주대학교 신소재공학부) ;
  • 김성복 (공주대학교 신소재공학부) ;
  • 조국영 (공주대학교 신소재공학부)
  • Received : 2015.03.07
  • Accepted : 2015.03.29
  • Published : 2015.06.10


Polymeric membranes have been used in various applications and generally applied to the systems prevented from exterior exposure. However, polymer membranes for outdoor usages such as, an air quality monitoring and membrane reservoirs for the selective recovery of useful metals from seawater, have been newly developed. Thus it is required to investigate the properties of the membrane for the outdoor use and also studies of the accelerated UV exposure onto the polymeric membranes are essential to estimate their weatherability. Herein, we report on the thermal and mechanical properties, morphology changes, and color differences of the polysulfone anisotropic membranes and non-woven type polypropylene membranes with the accelerated UV exposure. Results showed that the effect of UV exposure on the membrane depend not only on the polymer used but also on the form of the membrane. This work can provide some of key informations of the membrane for outdoor use.


Supported by : 한국산업기술평가관리원


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