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Development and characterization of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based carbon hollow fiber membrane

Saufi, Syed Mohd. and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi (2002) Development and characterization of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based carbon hollow fiber membrane. Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology, 24 (Suppl). pp. 843-854. ISSN 0125-3395

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Abstract

This paper reports the development and characterization of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) based carbon hollow fiber membrane. Nitrogen was used as an inert gas during pyrolysis of the PAN hollow fiber membrane into carbon membrane. PAN membranes were pyrolyzed at temperature ranging from 500oC to 800oC for 30 minutes of thermal soak time. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and gas sorption analysis were applied to characterize the PAN based carbon membrane. Pyrolysis temperature was found to significantly change the structure and properties of carbon membrane. FTIR results concluded that the carbon yield still could be increased by pyrolyzing PAN membranes at temperature higher than 800oC since the existence of other functional group instead of CH group. Gas adsorption analysis showed that the average pore diameter increased up to 800oC.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:carbon membrane, hollow fiber, gas separation, polyacrylonitrile
Subjects:A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:141
Deposited By: Kamariah Mohamed Jong
Deposited On:22 Feb 2007 05:35
Last Modified:25 Oct 2010 08:21

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