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Materials science of membranes for gas and vapor separation.


Materials science of membranes for gas and vapor separation.

Ed. by Yuri Yampolski et al.

John Wiley & Sons


445 pages




The selection of membrane materials is an essential factor in the efficiency of related gas and vapor separation technologies. This collection of papers by leading experts reviews the most recent literature and describes the fundamental technologies and practical aspects of this important field in the chemical industry, serving professionals as a reference as well as providing enough basic information to give students a solid introduction. Topics of the 17 papers include glassy and rubbery polymers, highly permeable polymers, glassy polymers, substituted polyacetylenes, perfluoropolymers, polyimides, zeolite membranes, carbon membranes, polymer membranes for organic liquids, solid-state facilitated transport membranes for the separation of olefins/paraffins and oxygen/nitrogen, using a unified approach to membrane permeation using a solution-diffusion model, and using such methods as positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy for free volume evaluation in polymers. Each paper includes references.

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