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Latest development of mixed matrix membrane using glassy polymer as continuous phase for gas separation

Wahab, M. F. A and Rahim, R. A. and Ismail , A.F. (2004) Latest development of mixed matrix membrane using glassy polymer as continuous phase for gas separation. In: Regional Symposium on Membrane Science and Technology 2004, 21-25 April 2004, Puteri Pan Pacific Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Rapid advances in the development of high performance polymeric membrane for gas separation were seen in 1980’s. However, recent findings still conform to the limits known as “upper bound trade-off curve� which was defined by Robeson in 1991 for both glassy and rubbery polymers. Blend of high performance molecular sieving particles in polymers, known as mixed matrix membrane (MMM), offer the potential to combine the excellent gas separation properties of molecular sieving materials with the processability of the polymers. The current commercial glassy polymer could provide the commercially acceptable minimum performance of matrix phase compares to rubbery polymer. This paper attempts to present an overview of the research in the MMM for gas separation using glassy polymer as the continuous phase. The impact of this technology in gas separation industry and other potential applications will be highlighted as well as the obstacles that have to be overcome for its practical application.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:mixed matrix membrane; gas separation; glassy polymer; molecular sieve membrane
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
ID Code:1046
Deposited By: Pn Norazana Ibrahim
Deposited On:23 Feb 2007 08:58
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:50

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