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Pd-doped organosilica membrane with enhanced gas permeability and hydrothermal stability for gas separation

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posted on 2016-07-01, 00:00 authored by H Song, Shuaifei ZhaoShuaifei Zhao, J Lei, C Wang, H Qi
© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. A Pd-doped organosilica membrane based on bis(triethoxysilyl)ethane is successfully developed by the polymeric sol–gel method. Its microstructure, chemical composition, and separation performance are compared with those of the undoped organosilica membrane. Gas adsorption analysis indicates that the Pd-doped organosilica membrane has larger micropores compared with the undoped organosilica membrane. The gas permeation results show that the Pd-doped organosilica membrane has much higher gas permeances than the undoped organosilica membrane due to the enlarged micropores after Pd-doping. The Pd-doped organosilica membrane also exhibits a significantly improved hydrothermal stability. The enhanced hydrothermal stability can be explained by the mechanism that Pd particles act as inhibitors and prevent the formation of mobile silica groups (e.g., Si–OH) under steam condition. Metal-doping (e.g., Pd-doping in this work) may offer a new approach to develop high performance membranes with enhanced gas permeances and hydrothermal stabilities in gas separation applications.

History

Journal

Journal of Materials Science

Volume

51

Pagination

6275-6286

Location

Berlin, Germany

ISSN

0022-2461

eISSN

1573-4803

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

13

Publisher

SPRINGER