Polymer Membranes for Sustainable Gas Separation

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Abstract

Today, gases and vapour separation using membranes has become a highly efficient and sustainable technological process that successfully competes with traditional separation processes such as distillation, adsorption or extraction. Membrane separation processes can be considered as a consolidated technology able to ensure energy savings, environmental protection as well as sustainable industrial growth.
The purpose of this chapter is to review recent results in membrane materials including structures and associated transport mechanism, and their main industrial applications. Current issues related to the wider implementation of membrane technology will also be reviewed with a special focus on environmental applications, e.g. greenhouse gases emission reduction. Critical assessment of current materials with the aim to identify research needs toward achieving sustainable gas separation processes is given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Nanoscale Engineering: From Materials Design to Chemical Processing
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages265-291
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-814681-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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