Carbon-zeolite composite membranes for gas separation

Pei Shi Tin, Tai Shung Chung*, Lanying Jiang, Santi Kulprathipanja

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The preparation of carbon-zeolite composite membranes for gas separation, was analyzed using the pyrolysis of polymer-zeolite mixed matrix membranes (MMM). A zeolite-filled MMM was prepared through the incorporation of zeolite into a Matrimid polyimide matrix. It was observed that the selectivity and permeability of carbon-zeolite composite membranes increase tremendously after carbonization. The carbon-zeolite composite membrane possesses higher separation efficiency than the carbon membrane derived from a pure Matrimid dense film. The results show that carbon-zeolite composite membranes provide impressive separation efficiency with reasonable high permeability for CO 2/CH4 gases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2025-2027
Number of pages3
Issue number9
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon composites
  • Carbonization
  • Molecular sieves
  • Pyrolysis
  • Pyrolytic carbon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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