Gas separations by membranes

Membrane based separation technologies are increasingly being considered for gas separations in applications like the production of enriched air and CO2 separations from a variety of mixtures (natural gas, biogas and flue gases). While polymeric and composite membranes have been made that promise good fluxes and selectivities, not everything is clear about the mechanism of transport and the beneficial or deleterious effects of incorporating various soluble and insoluble additives in the membranes. In this project, we will address these aspects on native and composiite membranes based on selected glassy and rubbery polymers.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Pollution
  • Separations