MOF or COF membranes for olefin/paraffin separation: Current status and future research directions

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Abstract

In response to global efforts to combat climate change, many research efforts have contributed to upgrading cryogenic distillation, an energy-intensive petrochemical operation, especially for olefin/paraffin separation. Metal-organic framework (MOF) membranes can be a competitive candidate for this purpose. In this work, we reviewed the main progress of MOF membranes for olefin/paraffin separations, with the main focus on the potential of ZIF-8 for C3H6/C3H8 separation. Membranes of other potential materials, including covalent organic framework (COF) for olefin/paraffin separation, were also reviewed in detail. We then projected our views on searching for next-generation materials for high-performance olefin/paraffin separations. Finally, a guide of future research perspectives was provided to enable the first membrane of olefin/paraffin separation to be commercialized.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100035
JournalAdvanced Membranes
Volume2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-09-14
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): URF/1/3769-01
Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge the financial support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology URF/1/3769-01.

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