Adapting membrane technology for controlled water vapour permeation Seminar
|Starts:||11:00 18 Jun 2019|
|Ends:||12:00 18 Jun 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Chemistry|
|Speaker:||Dr Colin Scholes|
The permeability of water vapour through polymeric membranes is of significant interest in gas separation, because of the high-water content in many industrial gas applications.
Conventional approaches require significant dehydration upstream to prevent saturation conditions occurring during membrane separation. Hence, there is strong interest in
developing polymeric membranes that can control and restrict water permeance, as this will revolutionise how membrane gas separation is applied in industry. Here, polymeric
membranes are developed which restrict water vapour permeation by combining unique polymer solubility properties with additives within blended film morphologies. The
outcome is a minimisation in water vapour permeance and a membrane selectivity that favours other gases, such as CO2, over water.
Dr Colin Scholes
Role: Senior Lecturer
Organisation: University of Melbourne, Department of Chemical Engineering
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