Gas-Transport-Property Performance of Hybrid Carbon Molecular Sieve−Polymer Materials

Mita Das, John D. Perry, William J. Koros

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High-performance hybrid materials using carbon molecular sieve materials and 6FDA-6FpDA were produced. A detailed analysis of the effects of casting processes and the annealing temperature is reported. Two existing major obstacles, sieve agglomeration and residual stress, were addressed in this work, and subsequently a new membrane formation technique was developed to produce high-performing membranes. The successfully improved interfacial region of the hybrid membranes allows the sieves to increase the selectivity of the membranes above the neat polymer properties. Furthermore, an additional performance enhancement was seen with increased sieve loading in the hybrid membranes, leading to an actual performance above the upper bound for pure polymer membranes. The membranes were also tested under a mixed-gas environment, which further demonstrated promising results. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9310-9321
Number of pages12
JournalIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 6 2010
Externally publishedYes

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-11-011-21
Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge financial support from NSF STC under Agreement CHE-9876674 and Award KUS-11-011-21 made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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