• Nurafiqah Rosman School of Graduate Studies, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia a
  • W. N. W. Salleh Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Azuwa Mohamed Faculty of Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • N. H. Ismail Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • N. Sazali Faculty of Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • J. Jaafar Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • H. Hasbullah Faculty of Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia




Nanofiber, Coating, Hydrophobic, Hydrophilic


The nanofibre development offers various useful applications in many ways including energy and environmental application. Polymeric nanofibre fabricated by electrospinning has been seen as innovative membrane materials for water remediation owing to the high surface area, interconnected porous structure, and light weight. This paper reviews the exciting functionality of nanofibre involving the development of smart heterogeneous approaches in membrane material. These heterogeneous materials allow the water molecules to spontaneously penetrate from one side to another, while blocking penetration in reverse direction due to hydrophilic-hydrophobic differences. Composite membrane containing different features arrangements of nanofibres have been utilised for their ability for water applications especially in membrane distillation.


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ELECTROSPUN NANOFIBER-COATED MEMBRANE: A REVIEW. (2016). Jurnal Teknologi, 78(12). https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v78.10071