In this study the trace of chlorinated organic compound in aqueous solution was separated by pervaporation process using crosslinked PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane) membrane.
The flux of trichloroethylene(TCE) increased linearly with feed composition but the flux of water was slightly increased. The partial flux of TCE was greater than that of tetrachloroethylene(PCE). The partial flux of TCE was not changed with operating temperature, but increased rapidly with feed flow rates.
High crosslinking density causes the reduction of solubility and diffusivity for target component. The reduction of flux and selectivity for TCE is due to the chain immobilization and reduction of diffusivity with crosslinking density.