Sen, Mitali and Dana, Kausik and Das, Nandini (2018) Development of LTA zeolite membrane from clay by sonication assisted method at room temperature for H-2-CO2 and CO2-CH4 separation. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 48. pp. 299-310. ISSN 1350-4177

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In this work, sodium aluminosilicate zeolite powder and membranes were synthesized by ultrasonic irradiation at room temperature using montmorillonite clay as precursor material. For comparison, same zeolite powder and membranes were synthesized at 100 degrees C also. The synthesized zeolites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), infrared (IR) spectral analysis, and field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM). XRD and IR results showed that phase pure mainly LTA phase was formed after 15 days of aging at room temperature. By using the zeolite powders as seeds, membranes were synthesized on clay alumina support tubes at room temperature and also at 100 degrees C. In both the cases membranes were formed on support surface. The membrane thickness was found to be 15 mu m. The performances of the membranes were evaluated by single gas as well as mixture gas permeation measurement for H-2-CO2 and CO2-CH4 respectively. The H-2-CO2 and CO2-CH4 separation selectivity for the mixture gas of the membrane was found to 16.2 and 20.9 at room temperature respectively. To the best of our knowledge, there is no report of synthesis of zeolite membrane at room temperature using clay as raw materials. For the first time we have reported the synthesis of alumino-silicate zeolite membrane on clay alumina support surface using clay as starting material by sonochemical method at room temperature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Ceramic Membrane
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 07:07
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 07:07

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