Inorganic membranes for pervaporation technology

J. Sekulić, M.W.J. Luiten, J.E. ten Elshof, N.E. Benes, K. Keizer

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The aim of this work is the development of inorganic membranes that will enable broad application of pervaporation/vapour permeation technology in the chemical industry. This can be achieved by improvement of the existing microporous membranes and the development of new types with enhanced thermochemical stability and separation characteristics. The materials in the system, SiO2 Al2O3 TiO2 ZrO2 MgO, were investigated with respect to their chemical stability and pervaporation performance in alcohol dehydration processes. It was found that, depending on the nature and amount of dopant, composite membranes with improved pervaporation characteristics and chemical stability were obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-23
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventInternational Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes, ICOM 2002 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 7 Jul 200212 Jul 2002


  • Titania
  • Ceramic membranes
  • Doped silica
  • Pervaporation
  • Chemical stability
  • 2023 OA procedure

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