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Effect of carbon molecular sieve sizing with poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) K-15 on carbon molecular sieve–polysulfone mixed matrix membrane

W. A. W., Rafizah and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi (2008) Effect of carbon molecular sieve sizing with poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) K-15 on carbon molecular sieve–polysulfone mixed matrix membrane. Journal of Membrane Science, 307 . pp. 53-61. ISSN 0376-7388

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2007.09.007

Abstract

Mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) comprising polysulfone (PSF) Udel® P-1700 and 30 wt% carbon molecular sieve (CMS) particles (<25 μm) have been fabricated and characterized. CMS particles were treated in poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) kollidone 15 (PVP K-15) sizing bath solution (1–10 wt% in isopropanol) prior to embedment into the matrix solution to improve matrix–sieve interfacial adhesion. This study investigated the effects of CMS sizing with PVP K-15 on the morphology and the gas separation performance of PSF–CMS MMMs. The fabricated MMMs were characterized using TGA, DSC, FESEM, ATR-FTIR and single gas permeation test using high purity O2 and N2. A dramatic improvement in CMS–PSF adhesion was observed using FESEM micrographs upon incorporation of PVP K-15-sized CMS particles. ATR-FTIR results suggest the occurrence of intermolecular interaction between PVP K-15 sizing layer on the outer surface of CMS particles and PSF matrix. A substantial recovery of separation performance was achieved whereby the PSF–PVP-sized CMS MMM exhibited 1.7 times higher O2/N2 selectivity compared to that of unmodified MMM

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mixed matrix membrane, gas separations, carbon molecular sieve, polysulfone membrane, poly(vinyl pyrrolidone)
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:7215
Deposited By: Nur Amal Zakiah Shamsudin
Deposited On:01 Jan 2009 08:32
Last Modified:01 Jan 2009 08:32

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