Oriented MFI membranes by gel-less secondary growth of sub-100 nm MFI-nanosheet seed layers

Kumar Varoon Agrawal, Berna Topuz, Tung Cao Thanh Pham, Thanh Huu Nguyen, Nicole Sauer, Neel Rangnekar, Han Zhang, Katabathini Narasimharao, Sulaiman Nasir Basahel, Lorraine F. Francis, Christopher W. Macosko, Shaeel Al-Thabaiti, Michael Tsapatsis, Kyung Byung Yoon

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Abstract

A zeolite membrane fabrication process combining 2D-zeolite nanosheet seeding and gel-free secondary growth is described. This process produces selective molecular sieve films that are as thin as 100 nm and exhibit record high permeances for xylene- and butane-isomers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3243-3249
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume27
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • butane and xylene isomer separation
  • secondary growth
  • zeolite membranes
  • zeolite nanosheets

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    Agrawal, K. V., Topuz, B., Pham, T. C. T., Nguyen, T. H., Sauer, N., Rangnekar, N., Zhang, H., Narasimharao, K., Basahel, S. N., Francis, L. F., Macosko, C. W., Al-Thabaiti, S., Tsapatsis, M., & Yoon, K. B. (2015). Oriented MFI membranes by gel-less secondary growth of sub-100 nm MFI-nanosheet seed layers. Advanced Materials, 27(21), 3243-3249. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201405893