Hybrid inorganic-organic membranes: Tuning pore properties by sequential grafting

Venkata Giri Prasad Sripathi

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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In this thesis, the synthesis of inorganic - polymeric hybrid membranes by sequential grafting is discussed, for application in gas separation. At high pressures and temperatures, organic (olymer) membranes may suffer from swelling and plasticization. Generally, this causes a reduced molecular selectivity of organic membranes. Confining the organic in a thermo-mechanically stable porous material may aid moderating plasticization and swelling. Here, it is investigated if sequential chemical grafting of precursors in the pores of a meso-porous ceramic support will allow such confinement.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Nijmeijer, A., Supervisor
  • Benes, N.E., Co-Supervisor
Award date16 Oct 2014
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-3747-6
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2014


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