The Surface Charge of Unsupported Nano-Structured Titania Ceramic Membrane Top Layers with Varying Calcination Temperatures

ERDEM İ., Çiftçioğlu M.

2nd IMSTEC (International Conference on Material Science and Technology, Nevşehir, Turkey, 11 - 13 October 2017, pp.273-275

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Nevşehir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.273-275
  • Abdullah Gül University Affiliated: Yes


Titania is one of the most preferable ceramic membrane materials with superior durability (as zirconia) when compared to the other ceramics e.g. alumina or silica. The surface charge of the membrane top layer is an important parameter on separation performance of the multilayer ceramic membrane due to the Donnan exclusion mechanisms. In this study, the change of surface charge of unsupported nano-structured titania top layer was investigated with varying calcination temperature. The surface charge of titania was changing with the temperature indicating the possibility of preparing tailor-made top layers for multilayer ceramic membranes.