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Synthesis of silicalite-poly(furfuryl alcohol) composite membranes for oxygen enrichment from air

He, L., Li, D., Wang, K., Suresh, A.K., Bellare, J., Sridhar, T. and Wang, H. (2011) Synthesis of silicalite-poly(furfuryl alcohol) composite membranes for oxygen enrichment from air. Nanoscale Research Letters, 6 (1).

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Abstract

Silicalite-poly(furfuryl alcohol) [PFA] composite membranes were prepared by solution casting of silicalite-furfuryl alcohol [FA] suspension on a porous polysulfone substrate and subsequent in situ polymerization of FA. X-ray diffraction, nitrogen sorption, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were used to characterize silicalite nanocrystals and silicalite-PFA composite membranes. The silicalite-PFA composite membrane with 20 wt.% silicalite loading exhibits good oxygen/nitrogen selectivity (4.15) and high oxygen permeability (1,132.6 Barrers) at 50°C. Silicalite-PFA composite membranes are promising for the production of oxygen-enriched air for various applications.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: SpringerOpen
Copyright: © 2011 He et al
Notes: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/15490
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