Applied Energy 154 (2015) 21–25 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy Hydrophobic ﬂuorocarbon-modiﬁed silica aerogel tubular membranes with excellent CO recovery ability in membrane contactors a,⇑ b a b,⇑ Yi-Feng Lin , Jun-Min Chang , Qian Ye , Kuo-Lun Tung Department of Chemical Engineering and R&D Center for Membrane Technology, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chungli 320, Taiwan, ROC Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 106, Taiwan, ROC highl i ghts graphical a bstrac t Silica aerogels were successfully coated onto Al O tubular membrane 2 3 supports. These as-prepared silica aerogel tubular membranes are not only durable but also reusable. CO recovery using the silica aerogel tubular membranes is increased to almost 100%. These silica aerogel tubular membranes show promise for large-scale CO capture in power plants. article i nfo abstract Article history: In this study, the pore size of macroporous Al O tubular membranes were successfully shrunk by the 2 3 Received 29 October 2014 coating of mesoporous silica aerogels on their surface. Fluoroalkylsilane (FAS) was successfully grafted Received in revised form 27 April 2015 on the surface of silica aerogel tubular membranes, resulting in a hydrophobic surface on the resulting Accepted
Applied Energy – Elsevier
Published: Sep 15, 2015
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