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Stability, Transport and Modification of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 Membranes for Light Hydrocarbon Separations

Abstract Membrane technology is a viable option to debottleneck distillation processes and minimize the energy burden associated with light hydrocarbon mixture separations. Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) are a new class of microporous metal-organic frameworks with highly tailorable zeolitic pores and unprecedented separation characteristics. ZIF-8 membranes demonstrate superior separation performance for propylene/propane (C3) and hydrogen/hydrocarbon mixtures at room temperature. However, to date, little is known about the static thermal stability and ethylene/ethane (C2) separation characteristics of ZIF-8. This dissertation presents a set of fundamental studies to investigate the thermal stability, transport and modification of ZIF-8 memb... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor James, Joshua B. (Author) / Lin, Jerry Y.S. (Advisor) / Emady, Heather (Committee member) / Lind, Mary Laura (Committee member) / Mu, Bin (Committee member) / Seo, Dong (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering / Light Hydrocarbons / Membranes / Modification / Stability / Transport / ZIF-8
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 287 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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