Journal article

Mixed matrix membranes with a thermally rearranged polymer and ZIF-8 for hydrogen separation

JS Kim, SJ Moon, HH Wang, S Kim, YM Lee

Journal of Membrane Science | Elsevier BV | Published : 2019

Abstract

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. Mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) with a thermally rearranged (TR) polymer and zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) were prepared in this study. ZIF-8 contributed to not only enhancing gas permeability, but also promoting thermal conversion of TR polymer membranes. As a result, TR ZIF-8 MMMs can be prepared at lower temperatures compared to the original TR polymers. The thermal rearrangement process also increased gas separation properties as it contributes to a tunable cavity size and hour-glass shape cavity distributions. Moreover, interfacial voids between the polymer phase and ZIF crystals which usually occur in most MMMs disappeared during thermal rearrangement of t..

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Grants

Awarded by Technology Development Program to Solve Climate Changes through the National Research Foundation (NRF) - Ministry of Science and ICT, South Korea


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Technology Development Program to Solve Climate Changes (2015M1A2A2058035) through the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT, South Korea.