Journal article

The impact of water vapor on CO2 separation performance of mixed matrix membranes

S Kanehashi, GQ Chen, L Ciddor, A Chaffee, SE Kentish

Journal of Membrane Science | Elsevier | Published : 2015

Abstract

A series of mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) using nanoparticles involving carbons, porous organic polymers and metal organic frameworks (MOFs) were prepared to investigate the impact of water vapor on CO2 separation performance. The water uptake of MMMs using hydrophilic MOFs increased relative to more hydrophobic particles such as the porous organic polymers and carbons and this trend was reflected in the water vapor permeability, which varied by a factor of three between the hydrophobic and hydrophilic MMMs. These changes in water vapor permeability were strongly correlated with the water solubility, indicating that it is this solubility that is the controlling parameter. The calculated wate..

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Grants

Awarded by Scientific and Industry Endowment Fund in Australia (SIEF)


Awarded by JSPS


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Scientific and Industry Endowment Fund in Australia (SIEF Grant ID RP02-035) and a Grant-in-Aid for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellows (JSPS Grant ID 2410856).