Summary

Recent technological developments in various CMS membranes for H2 separation have been discussed in this chapter. Although few studies have examined FT-separation processes using carbon membranes, CMS membranes offer several advantages, especially for MRs, such as a high resistance to chemicals and the capacity to operate at high temperatures. For CMS membrane commercialization, scaling up is one of the most challenging hurdles to surmount. It will be necessary to prepare high-quality CMS membranes with large surface areas in a reliable and cost-effective manner as well as to integrate these membranes into process modules with high-temperature sealing. The scope of this challenge is considerable, but extensive potential and opportunities exist for using new polymer precursors, new production methods, or new module-fabrication techniques. Proper reactor design, with regards to heat and mass transport issues during the reaction as well as the separation processes, is a significant factor. [1] [2]

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Carbon Membranes for Microfiltration/ Ultrafiltration/Nanofiltration

Bing Zhang and Yonghong Wu

School of Petrochemical Engineering, Shenyang University of Technology

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