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Title: Microporous polymeric composite membranes with advanced film properties: pore intercalation yields excellent CO2 separation performance

Abstract

Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) are revolutionary gas separation materials because of their ultra-high permeability, but suffer from low gas pair selectivity (for example CO2/N2) and poor durability due to brittleness. In this paper, we present a simple solution to these problems by blending PIM-1 with compatible polymer blend composed of PIM-1 and an ether side chain polyphosphazene (MEEP80), which possesses better mechanical flexibility and higher CO2/N2 selectivity than the native PIM-1 while maintaining high CO2 permeability. Under mixed gas test conditions, a blend of 25 wt% MEEP80 in PIM-1 has a CO2 permeability of 2440 barrer and a CO2/N2 selectivity of 39 under mixed gas testing conditions, putting it among the best known polymers for CO2/N2 separation.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [4]
  1. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States); AECOM, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
  2. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  3. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  4. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1509702
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1480556
Report Number(s):
CONTR-PUB-577
Journal ID: ISSN 2050-7488; JMCAET
Grant/Contract Number:  
FE0004000
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Materials Chemistry. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 45; Journal ID: ISSN 2050-7488
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Sekizkardes, Ali K., Kusuma, Victor A., McNally, Joshua S., Gidley, David W., Resnik, Kevin, Venna, Surendar R., and Hopkinson, David. Microporous polymeric composite membranes with advanced film properties: pore intercalation yields excellent CO2 separation performance. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/c8ta07424k.
Sekizkardes, Ali K., Kusuma, Victor A., McNally, Joshua S., Gidley, David W., Resnik, Kevin, Venna, Surendar R., & Hopkinson, David. Microporous polymeric composite membranes with advanced film properties: pore intercalation yields excellent CO2 separation performance. United States. doi:10.1039/c8ta07424k.
Sekizkardes, Ali K., Kusuma, Victor A., McNally, Joshua S., Gidley, David W., Resnik, Kevin, Venna, Surendar R., and Hopkinson, David. Fri . "Microporous polymeric composite membranes with advanced film properties: pore intercalation yields excellent CO2 separation performance". United States. doi:10.1039/c8ta07424k. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1509702.
@article{osti_1509702,
title = {Microporous polymeric composite membranes with advanced film properties: pore intercalation yields excellent CO2 separation performance},
author = {Sekizkardes, Ali K. and Kusuma, Victor A. and McNally, Joshua S. and Gidley, David W. and Resnik, Kevin and Venna, Surendar R. and Hopkinson, David},
abstractNote = {Polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs) are revolutionary gas separation materials because of their ultra-high permeability, but suffer from low gas pair selectivity (for example CO2/N2) and poor durability due to brittleness. In this paper, we present a simple solution to these problems by blending PIM-1 with compatible polymer blend composed of PIM-1 and an ether side chain polyphosphazene (MEEP80), which possesses better mechanical flexibility and higher CO2/N2 selectivity than the native PIM-1 while maintaining high CO2 permeability. Under mixed gas test conditions, a blend of 25 wt% MEEP80 in PIM-1 has a CO2 permeability of 2440 barrer and a CO2/N2 selectivity of 39 under mixed gas testing conditions, putting it among the best known polymers for CO2/N2 separation.},
doi = {10.1039/c8ta07424k},
journal = {Journal of Materials Chemistry. A},
number = 45,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: (A) Structures of PIM-1 and MEEP80, (B) photographs (left to right) of a brittle PIM-1 film, gel-like MEEP80 and a flexible PIM-1/25wt % MEEP80 films. (C) SEM image and EDX mapping of phosphorous in PIM-1/25 wt% MEEP80 showing the relatively uniform distribution of MEEP80.

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