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Effect of fixed carbon molecular sieve (CMS) loading and various di-ethanolamine (DEA) concentrations on the performance of a mixed matrix membrane for CO<inf>2</inf>/CH<inf>4</inf> separation

Nasir, R. and Mukhtar, H. and Man, Z. and Shaharun, M.S. and Abu Bakar, M.Z. (2015) Effect of fixed carbon molecular sieve (CMS) loading and various di-ethanolamine (DEA) concentrations on the performance of a mixed matrix membrane for CO<inf>2</inf>/CH<inf>4</inf> separation. RSC Advances, 5 (75). pp. 60814-60822.

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Abstract

Polyethersulfone (PES) as a polymer along with carbon molecular sieves (CMS) as an inorganic filler and di-ethanolamine (DEA) as the third component were used to fabricate amine mixed matrix membranes (A3Ms). The CMS and the developed membranes were characterized by variable pressure field emission scanning electron microscopy (VPFESEM) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). FESEM micrographs showed that with the addition of DEA, uniform distribution of CMS particles in the PES matrix was achieved with good polymer-filler contact. The combined effect of DEA concentration (5-15 wt), feed pressure (2-10 bar) and CMS loading on the CO<inf>2</inf>/CH<inf>4</inf> transport properties of the PES-CMS-DEA membranes were studied. The results revealed that the PES-CMS-DEA (15 wt DEA) membrane showed a CO<inf>2</inf> permeance of 123.49 GPU at 2 bar, which is more than a threefold increment with respect to the native PES membrane. The corresponding CO<inf>2</inf>/CH<inf>4</inf> ideal selectivity was increased from 5.40 for PES to 51.39 for PES-CMS-DEA (15 wt DEA). The CO<inf>2</inf> permeance of the PES-CMS-DEA (A3Ms) membranes was higher than PES membranes over the operating pressure range. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:cited By 24
Uncontrolled Keywords:Field emission microscopes; Filled polymers; Fillers; Gravimetric analysis; Membranes; Molecular sieves; Scanning electron microscopy; Sieves; Thermogravimetric analysis, Carbon molecular sieve; Ideal selectivities; Inorganic fillers; Mixed matrix membranes; Operating pressure; Polyethersulfones; Thermal gravimetric analyses (TGA); Uniform distribution, Ethanolamines
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:22065
Deposited By: Ahmad Suhairi
Deposited On:26 Feb 2019 05:47
Last Modified:26 Feb 2019 05:47

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