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Title: Thin-sheet zeolite membrane and methods for making the same

Abstract

Zeolite membrane sheets for separation of mixtures containing water are provided, as well as methods for making the same. Thin, but robust, zeolite membrane sheets having an inter-grown zeolite crystal film directly on a thin, less than 200 micron thick, porous support sheet free of any surface pores with a size above 10 microns. The zeolite membrane film thickness is less than about 10 microns above the support surface and less than about 5 microns below the support surface. Methods of preparing the membrane are disclosed which include coating of the support sheet surface with a seed coating solution containing the parent zeolite crystals with mean particle sizes from about 0.5 to 2.0 microns at loading of 0.05-0.5 mg/cm2 and subsequent growth of the seeded sheet in a growth reactor loaded with a growth solution over a temperature range of about 45°C. to about 120°C.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568223
Patent Number(s):
10,265,660
Application Number:
14/733,735
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830; AR0000138; AR0000372; FC36-04GO98014
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 06/08/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Liu, Wei. Thin-sheet zeolite membrane and methods for making the same. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Liu, Wei. Thin-sheet zeolite membrane and methods for making the same. United States.
Liu, Wei. Tue . "Thin-sheet zeolite membrane and methods for making the same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568223.
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abstractNote = {Zeolite membrane sheets for separation of mixtures containing water are provided, as well as methods for making the same. Thin, but robust, zeolite membrane sheets having an inter-grown zeolite crystal film directly on a thin, less than 200 micron thick, porous support sheet free of any surface pores with a size above 10 microns. The zeolite membrane film thickness is less than about 10 microns above the support surface and less than about 5 microns below the support surface. Methods of preparing the membrane are disclosed which include coating of the support sheet surface with a seed coating solution containing the parent zeolite crystals with mean particle sizes from about 0.5 to 2.0 microns at loading of 0.05-0.5 mg/cm2 and subsequent growth of the seeded sheet in a growth reactor loaded with a growth solution over a temperature range of about 45°C. to about 120°C.},
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year = {2019},
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