P84/Zeolite-Carbon Composite Mixed Matrix Membrane for CO2/CH4 Separation


Triyanda Gunawan(1), Retno Puji Rahayu(2), Rika Wijiyanti(3), Wan Norharyati Wan Salleh(4), Nurul Widiastuti(5*)

(1) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Sukolilo, Surabaya 60117, Indonesia
(2) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Sukolilo, Surabaya 60117, Indonesia
(3) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Sukolilo, Surabaya 60117, Indonesia
(4) Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81319 UTM Johor Bahru, Malaysia
(5) Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Sukolilo, Surabaya 60117, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


Mixed Matrix Membranes (MMMs) which consist of 0.3 wt.% Zeolite-Carbon Composite (ZCC) dispersed in BTDA-TDI/MDI (P84 co-polyimide) have been prepared through phase inversion method by using N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as a solvent. Membranes were characterized by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR). Membrane performance was measured by a single gas permeation of CO2 and CH4. The maximum permeability of CO2 and CH4, which up to 12.67 and 6.03 Barrer, respectively. P84/ZCC mixed matrix membrane also showed a great enhancement in ideal selectivity of CO2/CH4 2.10 compared to the pure P84 co-polyimide membrane.


mixed-matrix membrane; carbon-zeolite composite; gas separation

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