Journal article

Water permeability and competitive permeation with CO2 and CH4 in perfluorinated polymeric membranes

CA Scholes, S Kanehashi, GW Stevens, SE Kentish

Separation and Purification Technology | Elsevier | Published : 2015


Abstract The permeability of water through polymeric membranes is of particular interest in gas separation, because of the high water vapor content found in many industrial applications. Polymeric membranes that are resistant to competitive sorption and plasticization by water are especially attractive, since they can reduce the need for gas pretreatment in many membrane applications. The perfluorinated polymers Teflon AF1600 and Hyflon AD60 are studied here for this purpose because of their strong hydrophobicity and unusual solvent properties. It was observed that water permeability through both perfluorinated polymers was of the same magnitude as CO2. Indeed, under the conditions studied, ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this CO2CRC project is provided by the Australian Government through its Cooperative Research Centre program as well as the Particulate Fluids Processing Centre of the University of Melbourne.