Facile suppression of intensified plasticization in glassy polymer thin films towards scalable composite membranes for propylene/propane separation

Tae Hoon Lee, Min Gyu Shin, Jae Gu Jung, Eui Hyun Suh, Jong Gyu Oh, Jun Hyeok Kang, Bader Ghanem, Jaeyoung Jang, Jung-Hyun Lee, Ingo Pinnau, Ho Bum Park

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Abstract

Membrane-based propylene/propane (C3H6/C3H8) separation has the potential to significantly reduce the extremely high energy consumption in the conventional distillation process. However, no large-scale commercialization case currently exists despite decades of remarkable advancements in membrane materials. This challenge can potentially be attributed to a lack of understanding of the close relationship between material properties and membrane configurations, including confinement-driven transitions in polymer dynamics from the bulk to thin films (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120215
JournalJournal of Membrane Science
Volume645
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Filtration and Separation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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