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Title: Synthesis of Silicalite Membrane with an Aluminum-Containing Surface for Controlled Modification of Zeolitic Pore Entries for Enhanced Gas Separation

Abstract

The separation of small molecule gases by membrane technologies can help performance enhancement and process intensification for emerging advanced fossil energy systems with CO 2 capture capacity. This paper reports the demonstration of controlled modification of zeolitic channel size for the MFI-type zeolite membranes to enhance the separation of small molecule gases such as O 2 and N 2. Pure-silica MFI-type zeolite membranes were synthesized on porous α-alumina disc substrates with and without an aluminum-containing thin skin on the outer surface of zeolite membrane. The membranes were subsequently modified by on-stream catalytic cracking deposition (CCD) of molecular silica to reduce the effective openings of the zeolitic channels. Such a pore modification caused the transition of gas permeation from the N 2-selective gaseous diffusion mechanism in the pristine membrane to the O 2-selective activated diffusion mechanism in the modified membrane. The experimental results indicated that the pore modification could be effectively limited within the aluminum-containing surface of the MFI zeolite membrane to minimize the mass transport resistance for O 2 permeation while maintaining its selectivity. The implications of pore modification on the size-exclusion-enabled gas selectivity were discussed based on the kinetic molecular theory. In light of the theoretical analysis, experimental investigationmore » was performed to further enhance the membrane separation selectivity by chemical liquid deposition of silica into the undesirable intercrystalline spaces« less

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1499896
Grant/Contract Number:  
FE0026435
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Processes
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2227-9717
Publisher:
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; zeolite membrane; pore modification; gas separation

Citation Formats

Yang, Shaowei, Arvanitis, Antonios, Cao, Zishu, Sun, Xinhui, and Dong, Junhang. Synthesis of Silicalite Membrane with an Aluminum-Containing Surface for Controlled Modification of Zeolitic Pore Entries for Enhanced Gas Separation. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.3390/pr6020013.
Yang, Shaowei, Arvanitis, Antonios, Cao, Zishu, Sun, Xinhui, & Dong, Junhang. Synthesis of Silicalite Membrane with an Aluminum-Containing Surface for Controlled Modification of Zeolitic Pore Entries for Enhanced Gas Separation. United States. doi:10.3390/pr6020013.
Yang, Shaowei, Arvanitis, Antonios, Cao, Zishu, Sun, Xinhui, and Dong, Junhang. Thu . "Synthesis of Silicalite Membrane with an Aluminum-Containing Surface for Controlled Modification of Zeolitic Pore Entries for Enhanced Gas Separation". United States. doi:10.3390/pr6020013. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1499896.
@article{osti_1499896,
title = {Synthesis of Silicalite Membrane with an Aluminum-Containing Surface for Controlled Modification of Zeolitic Pore Entries for Enhanced Gas Separation},
author = {Yang, Shaowei and Arvanitis, Antonios and Cao, Zishu and Sun, Xinhui and Dong, Junhang},
abstractNote = {The separation of small molecule gases by membrane technologies can help performance enhancement and process intensification for emerging advanced fossil energy systems with CO2 capture capacity. This paper reports the demonstration of controlled modification of zeolitic channel size for the MFI-type zeolite membranes to enhance the separation of small molecule gases such as O2 and N2. Pure-silica MFI-type zeolite membranes were synthesized on porous α-alumina disc substrates with and without an aluminum-containing thin skin on the outer surface of zeolite membrane. The membranes were subsequently modified by on-stream catalytic cracking deposition (CCD) of molecular silica to reduce the effective openings of the zeolitic channels. Such a pore modification caused the transition of gas permeation from the N2-selective gaseous diffusion mechanism in the pristine membrane to the O2-selective activated diffusion mechanism in the modified membrane. The experimental results indicated that the pore modification could be effectively limited within the aluminum-containing surface of the MFI zeolite membrane to minimize the mass transport resistance for O2 permeation while maintaining its selectivity. The implications of pore modification on the size-exclusion-enabled gas selectivity were discussed based on the kinetic molecular theory. In light of the theoretical analysis, experimental investigation was performed to further enhance the membrane separation selectivity by chemical liquid deposition of silica into the undesirable intercrystalline spaces},
doi = {10.3390/pr6020013},
journal = {Processes},
number = 2,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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