The Capability of Copoly(Eugenol-Divinylbenzene) As a Carrier For Phenol Transport With Polymer Inclusion Membrane (PIM)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Faculty of Public Health, Prima University, Medan, Indonesia

2 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 55281

3 Department of Materials and Life SciencesFaculty of Science and Technology, Sophia University, Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo102-8554, Japan


A study was conducted to examine phenol transport by employing Polymer Inclusion Membrane
(PIM) method which contained copoly(eugenol-DVB), co-EDVB as the carrier. The parameters
such as pH of source phase, concentration of NaOH, membrane thickness, concentration of
carrier, variants of transpor time and Membrane Liquid (ML) loss as well as lifetime had been
published in the previous journal. On this writing, co-EDVB containing 12% of DVB
(divinylbenzene) had been observed with both the effect of NaNO
3 salt and the reuse of
membrane as the parameters. As the ingredients, carbon atom, hydrogen, and oxygen had been
examined through elemental analysis, co-EDVB’s characterized through TG-DTA, and aftertransport membrane characterized through SEM. The result of study showed that the increasing
of NaNO
3 salt concentration could both fade ML loss away and affect the transported phenol
concentration. Such a decrease of ML loss was supported by a morphological appearance on the
membrane resulted from SEM, it was pores closing. Another fact revealing during the study was
that membrane could be used more than once with few ML loss.