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A fabrication of a low-cost zeolite based ceramic membrane via phase inversion and sintering technique

Adam, M. R. and Othman, M. H. D. and Puteh, M. H. and Pauzan, M. A. B. and Rahman, M. A. and Jaafar, J. (2017) A fabrication of a low-cost zeolite based ceramic membrane via phase inversion and sintering technique. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences, 21 (2). pp. 391-401. ISSN 1394-2506

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The usage of ceramic membranes is gaining enormous attention due to their higher selectivity, permeation rate, and chemical and thermal stability as compared to the polymeric membrane. Owing to the fact of these superior properties, the search of a low-cost ceramic membrane is still in demand. To date, the fabrication of ceramic membrane using natural zeolite as the membrane ceramic loading has yet to be explored. Thus, this study aims to develop natural zeolite (Clinoptilolite) as the ceramic source in the fabrication of low-cost hollow fibre ceramic membrane (HFCM) via phase inversion and sintering techniques. Several fabrication parameters were also studied namely air gap distance, bore fluid flow rate and sintering temperature throughout this research. The best ceramic membrane was fabricated using 5 cm air-gap distance, 13 mL min-1 of bore fluid flow rate and 1000 °C of sintering temperature. The acceptable strength and morphological behaviour of finger-like and sponge-like voids were found to be an advantageous characteristic of the fabricated membrane. The cheap and yet abundant raw ceramic material as well as low sintering temperature are eventually reduced the cost of membrane production.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Phase inversion, Sintering
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:76812
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:31 May 2018 17:27
Last Modified:31 May 2018 17:27

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