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Asymmetric mixed matrix membrane incorporating organically modified clay particle for gas separation

Zulhairun, Abdul Karim and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi and Matsuura, Takeshi and Abdullah, Mohd. Sohaimi and Mustafa, Azeman (2014) Asymmetric mixed matrix membrane incorporating organically modified clay particle for gas separation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 241 . pp. 495-503. ISSN 1385-8947

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2013.10.042


Asymmetric MMMs were fabricated containing various amount of organically modified clay particle (Cloisite® 15A) with the main intention to investigate the gas permeation behavior of the resultant material combination. The fabricated MMMs were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and pure gas permeation testing. XRD analysis suggested that clay layers crystalline structure was slightly changed upon blending but only limited polymer chain intercalation occurred thus resulted in phase separated clay-polymer composite. The gas permeation properties were evaluated by pure gases: nitrogen, oxygen, methane, and carbon dioxide. The gas permeation rate was observed to be increasing with increasing clay content while the selectivity remained at par to that of unfilled PSF before it declined at 2wt.% C15A loading due to filler agglomeration as confirmed by FESEM. The best results were obtained at 1wt.% C15A loading where more than 270% enhancement in O2 and CO2 permeance were observed, with insignificant change in O2/N2 and CO2/CH4 selectivity compared to that of neat PSF.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:clay minerals, cloisite 15A, gas separation, intercalation-exfoliation, layered silicate, mixed matrix membrane
Subjects:T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions:Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering
ID Code:51957
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Feb 2016 03:51
Last Modified:30 Nov 2018 06:57

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