Enhanced CO2\n/CH4\n Separation Performance of a Mixed Matrix Membrane Based on Tailored MOF-Polymer Formulations
KAUST DepartmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center
Chemical Science Program
Functional Materials Design, Discovery and Development (FMD3)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
KAUST Grant NumberURF/1/2222-01
Online Publication Date2018-08-02
Print Publication Date2018-09
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/628416
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AbstractMembrane-based separations offer great potential for more sustainable and economical natural gas upgrading. Systematic studies of CO2/CH4 separation over a wide range of temperatures from 65 °C (338 K) to as low as −40 °C (233 K) reveals a favorable separation mechanism toward CO2 by incorporating Y-fum-fcu-MOF as a filler in a 6FDA-DAM polyimide membrane. Notably, the decrease of the temperature from 308 K down to 233 K affords an extremely high CO2/CH4 selectivity (≈130) for the hybrid Y-fum-fcu-MOF/6FDA-DAM membrane, about four-fold enhancement, with an associated CO2 permeability above 1000 barrers. At subambient temperatures, the pronounced CO2/CH4 diffusion selectivity dominates the high permeation selectivity, and the enhanced CO2 solubility promotes high CO2 permeability. The differences in adsorption enthalpy and activation enthalpy for diffusion between CO2 and CH4 produce the observed favorable CO2 permeation versus CH4. Insights into opportunities for using mixed-matrix membrane-based natural gas separations at extreme conditions are provided.
CitationLiu Y, Liu G, Zhang C, Qiu W, Yi S, et al. (2018) Enhanced CO2\n/CH4\n Separation Performance of a Mixed Matrix Membrane Based on Tailored MOF-Polymer Formulations. Advanced Science: 1800982. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/advs.201800982.
SponsorsThe research reported in this publication was supported by KAUST CRG Research Grant URF/1/2222-01.
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