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Title: Method for the production of fabricated hollow microspheroids

Abstract

The method relates to the fabrication of a polymer microspheres comprised of an asymmetric layer surrounding a hollow interior. The fabricated hollow microsphere is generated from a nascent hollow microsphere comprised of an inner core of core fluid surrounded by a dope layer of polymer dope, where the thickness of the dope layer is at least 10% and less than 50% of the diameter of the inner core. The nascent hollow microsphere is exposed to a gaseous environment, generating a vitrified hollow microsphere, which is subsequently immersed in a coagulation bath. Solvent exchange produces a fabricated hollow microsphere comprised of a densified outer skin surrounding a macroporous inner layer, which surrounds a hollow interior. In an embodiment, the polymer is a polyimide or a polyamide-imide, and the non-solvent in the core fluid and the coagulation bath is water. The fabricated hollow microspheres are particularly suited as solvent supports for gas separation processes.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV, and Albany, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1183943
Patent Number(s):
9050579
Application Number:
13/622,001
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01J - CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESSES, e.g. CATALYSIS OR COLLOID CHEMISTRY
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Sep 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Wickramanayake, Shan, and Luebke, David R. Method for the production of fabricated hollow microspheroids. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Wickramanayake, Shan, & Luebke, David R. Method for the production of fabricated hollow microspheroids. United States.
Wickramanayake, Shan, and Luebke, David R. Tue . "Method for the production of fabricated hollow microspheroids". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1183943.
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