Recent developments in carbon nanotube membranes for water purification and gas separation

Sears, Kallista, Dumée, Ludovic, Schütz, Jürg, She, Mary, Huynh, Chi, Hawkins, Stephen, Duke, Mikel and Gray, Stephen 2010, Recent developments in carbon nanotube membranes for water purification and gas separation, Materials, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 127-149.

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Title Recent developments in carbon nanotube membranes for water purification and gas separation
Author(s) Sears, Kallista
Dumée, Ludovic
Schütz, Jürg
She, Mary
Huynh, Chi
Hawkins, Stephen
Duke, Mikel
Gray, Stephen
Journal name Materials
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 127
End page 149
Total pages 23
Publisher Molecular Diversity Preservation International (M D P I)
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2010-01
ISSN 1996-1944
Keyword(s) Carbon nanotube
Bucky-paper
Membrane
Filtration
Summary Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are nanoscale cylinders of graphene with exceptional properties such as high mechanical strength, high aspect ratio and large specific surface area. To exploit these properties for membranes, macroscopic structures need to be designed with controlled porosity and pore size. This manuscript reviews recent progress on two such structures: (i) CNT Bucky-papers, a non-woven, paper like structure of randomly entangled CNTs, and (ii) isoporous CNT membranes, where the hollow CNT interior acts as a membrane pore. The construction of these two types of membranes will be discussed, characterization and permeance results compared, and some promising applications presented.
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, by the authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026146

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