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Synthesis and Characterization of Microporous Inorganic Membranes for Propylene/Propane Separation

Abstract Membrane-based gas separation is promising for efficient propylene/propane (C3H6/C3H8) separation with low energy consumption and minimum environment impact. Two microporous inorganic membrane candidates, MFI-type zeolite membrane and carbon molecular sieve membrane (CMS) have demonstrated excellent thermal and chemical stability. Application of these membranes into C3H6/C3H8 separation has not been well investigated. This dissertation presents fundamental studies on membrane synthesis, characterization and C3H6/C3H8 separation properties of MFI zeolite membrane and CMS membrane.

MFI zeolite membranes were synthesized on α-alumina supports by secondary growth method. Novel positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) techniques were... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Ma, Xiaoli (Author) / Lin, Jerry (Advisor) / Alford, Terry (Committee member) / Chan, Candace (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering / Materials Science / Energy / Carbon / Gas separation / Membrane science / Microporous materials / Propylene/propane separation / Zeolite
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 188 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Materials Science and Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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