STEFAN CATALIN PINTILIE, LAURENTIA GEANINA TIRON, ANDREEA LILIANA LAZAR, MARIA VLAD, IULIAN GABRIEL BIRSAN, STEFAN BALTA THE INFLUENCE OF ZNO/TIO2 NANOHYBRID BLENDING ON THE ULTRAFILTRATION POLYSULFONE MEMBRANES In recent years, the inorganic nanoparticles played an important role in the membrane technology due to their special properties, most notably being the hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity modification of the active surface of the membrane. In this paper, the polymer used for membrane manufacturing was polysulfone (PSf) via phase-inversion method. The composite PSf membranes were prepared by blending zinc oxide (ZnO), titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles and ZnO/TiO2 nanohybrid with three concentrations. Retention of Congo red dye, distilled water permeability, relative flux and relative flux reduction were tested in order to study the effects of the nanoparticles in the membrane matrix. SEM, EDX, porosity, roughness, contact angle, tensile strength and elongation measurement were conducted in this article, also. Compared with control PSf, ZnO/PSf and TiO2/PSf membranes, the experimental results indicated that the ZnO/TiO2/PSf nanohybrid membrane presents the best overall properties, including permeability, retention, and antifouling ability. ZnO/TiO2/PSf membrane exhibits a percentage increase in permeability of 254% and retention of 64.58 % relative to that of the control PSf membrane.