Polysulfone-based nanofiltration membranes containing homocoupled conjugated microporous poly(phenylene butadiynylene) (HCMP) were prepared via phase inversion to study the chemical-free degradation of organic micropollutants. The cumulative adsorptive-photocatalytic effect was higher for the membrane containing HCMP, M0.5HCMP (99%), compared to reference membrane, M0 (74%). Rhodamine B (RhB) rejections of 95% and 96% were found for M0 and M0.5HCMP membrane, respectively, with permeances of 6.91 L m−2 h−1 bar −1 and 2.15 L m−2 h−1 bar −1. The HCMP-containing membrane showed good stability in long-term activity testing after 8 cycles in the photocatalytic experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Article number106463
JournalCatalysis Communications
Early online date24 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2022

Bibliographical note

UK Catalysis Hub is kindly thanked for resources and support provided via our membership of the UK Catalysis Hub Consortium and funded by EPSRC grant: EP/R026939/1, EP/R026815/1, EP/R026645/1, EP/R027129/1.


  • Phase inversion
  • Photocatalysis
  • Photocatalytic membrane
  • Polysulfone membrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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