Stable hybrid silica nanosieve membranes for dehydration of lower alcohols

Robert Kreiter, Mariëlle D.A. Rietkerk, H.L. Castricum, Henk M. van Veen, Johan E. ten Elshof, Jaap F. Vente

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A thirst for water: Organic–inorganic hybrid silica nanosieve membranes with narrow pore size distributions were developed for the separation of binary (bio)alcohol/water mixtures, for example, to remove water from wet biofuels during production. These membranes dehydrate lower alcohols and show a stable performance in the presence of significant amounts of acetic acid.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)158-160
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • IR-72577
  • organic–inorganic hybrid composites
  • METIS-260418
  • Microporous materials
  • Membranes
  • Biofuels

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