This research is devoted to the enhancement and application of advanced membrane separation methodologies with a primary focus on isolating polyurethane degradation products. The proposed strategies include the development of innovative nonwoven and polysulfone membrane structures tailored specifically for microfiltration processes. We further aim to synthesize membranes based on trifluoropropyl and polyethylene glycol functionalized polydimethylsiloxane, an initiative designed to refine pervaporation procedures.
By orchestrating these techniques in a sequential manner, we aim to systematically eliminate biofoulants and volatile constituents, followed by soft segment oligomers, and subsequently, any lingering contaminants. This staged approach promises to streamline the purification process, enhancing the efficiency of polyurethane degradation product separation.