Carbon dioxide enrichment pebax/mof composite membrane for co2 separation

Po Hsiang Tang, Pamela Berilyn So, Wa Hua Li, Zi You Hui, Chien Chieh Hu*, Chia Her Lin*

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Zeolitic imidazole framework (ZIF-8) was incorporated into poly(ether-block-amide) (Pebax-1657) in differing ratios to prepare mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) for gas separation. As ZIF-8 loading is increased, gas separation selectivity also gradually increases. For economic consid-erations, the proportion of the increase in selectivity to the amount of MOF loaded per unit was calculated. The results show that mixing 5% MOF gives the best unit performance. With this, a va-riety of MOFs (UiO-66, UiO-66-NH2, A520, MIL-68(Al) and MIL-100(Fe)) were mixed with PEBAX at 5 loading to prepare MMMs. In this work, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were processed using the dry-free method, where in the synthesized MOF was not dried prior to incorporation. The gas separation performance test carried out shows the highest separation performance was exhib-ited by P-UiO-66, wherein the CO2/N2 gas selectivity was 85.94, and the permeability was 189.77 (Barrer), which was higher than Robeson’s Upper bound in 2008, and obtained a high permeability and selectivity among mixed matrix membranes. In the preparation of high quality MMMs for gas separation, details regarding the interface phenomenon were assessed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number404
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun


  • Carbon dioxide capture
  • MOF-polymer composite
  • Metal-organic framework
  • Mixed matrix membranes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Filtration and Separation


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