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Hydrothermally Robust Molecular Sieve Silica for Wet Gas Separation

Duke, Mikel, Diniz da Costa, J. C, Do, Duong D, Gray, Peter G and Lu, G. Q (2006) Hydrothermally Robust Molecular Sieve Silica for Wet Gas Separation. Advanced Functional Materials, 16 (9). pp. 1215-1220. ISSN 1616-301X

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A major challenge in silica membranes for gas separation is to maintain a robust pore structure in the presence of steam. In this work, use of a carbonized template is proposed to reduce damage to the pore structure by inhibiting silica migration along the membrane pore surface. This departs from the conventional wisdom of creating hydrophobic surfaces to achieve hydrostability. The carbonized-template molecular sieve silica (CTMSS) membranes can then be applied to clean-energy systems such as hydrogen separation and carbon dioxide sequestration, and membrane reactors where steam is present.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16536, membranes, gas separation, microporous materials, molecular sieves, porous silica
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
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Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 02:52
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 03:46
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