Physical and mechanical properties of membrane polyvinilidene flouride with the addition of silver nitrate


  • Subriyer Nasir Universitas Sriwijaya
  • Agung Mataram Universitas Sriwijaya
  • Estu Pujiono Universitas Sriwijaya



Tensile, electrospun


The membrane is a layer formed from fine fibers that are used as a filter. In the development of membrane material, polymer can be interesting material and great potential as membrane filtration of contaminated water. This study tested the tensile strength and microstructure of membranes made by three variations of the specimens with different mixtures of polyvinilidene fluoride (PVDF) (17.5%, 20%, 22,5%). With an assumed value (% by weight), a membrane was made by using PVDF polymer granules and N,N-Dimethylformamide as solvent and silver nitrate. The use of a nanofiber microfiltration membrane with an innovative electrospinning technique contained in water filtration was the goal of this study, which could be developed by using the electrospinning technique for flat sheet membrane on the application of water filtration. The removal of pathogens was investigated by functioning or not functioning in bacterial cultures and mechanisms presented in wastewater. The use of an electrospun membrane could be used in water filtration determined by the clean water permeability (CWP) examination and its strength. Membrane molded into standardized test specimens and tested with a device called Adhesion Tearring Strength Tester. The results showed an increase in the value of the tensile test of 404.8356 KPa to the composition of 17.5%, 507.3598 KPa for composition of 20% and 603.7218 KPa to a composition of 22.5%. Maximum fluxes encountered in the membrane state might indicate a water permeability (CWP).

Author Biographies

Subriyer Nasir, Universitas Sriwijaya

Department Of Chemical Engineering

Agung Mataram, Universitas Sriwijaya

Department Of Mechanical Engineering

Estu Pujiono, Universitas Sriwijaya

Department Of Mechanical Engineering


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