There have been significant advancements in small-pore zeolite membranes in recent years. With pore size closely related to many energy- or environment-related gas molecules, small-pore zeolite membranes have demonstrated great potential for the separation of some interested gas pairs, such as CO2/CH4, CO2/N-2 and N-2/CH4. Small-pore zeolite membranes share some characteristics but also have distinctive differences depending on their framework, structure and zeolite chemistry. Through this mini review, the separation performance of different types of zeolite membranes with respect to interested gas pairs will be compared. We aim to give readers an idea of membrane separation status. A few representative synthesis conditions are arbitrarily chosen and summarized, along with the corresponding separation performance. This review can be used as a quick reference with respect to the influence of synthesis conditions on membrane quality. At the end, some general findings and perspectives will be discussed.
Cao, Zishu; Anjikar, Ninad; and Yang, Shaowei, "Small-Pore Zeolite Membranes: A Review of Gas Separation Applications and Membrane Preparation" (2022). Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Faculty Publications. 236.
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