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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2017, Article ID 3587019, 8 pages
Research Article

Fabrication and Assessment of ZnO Modified Polyethersulfone Membranes for Fouling Reduction of Bovine Serum Albumin

1Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Agriculture, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Private Bag X2046, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa
2Advanced Materials Divisions, DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Mintek, Randburg, South Africa
3Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021, Vanderbijlpark 1911, South Africa
4DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre-Water Research Node, University of Johannesburg, P.O. Box 17011, Doornfontein, Johannesburg 2028, South Africa

Correspondence should be addressed to Kate Kotlhao; moc.liamg@oahltoketak and Michael Klink;

Received 21 October 2016; Accepted 4 December 2016; Published 19 January 2017

Academic Editor: Bernabé L. Rivas

Copyright © 2017 Tshepo Duncan Dipheko et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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