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Chemical durability of hierarchically porous silicalite-I membrane substrates in aqueous media
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK).
2013 (English)In: Journal of Materials Research, ISSN 0884-2914, E-ISSN 2044-5326, Vol. 28, no 17, 2253-2259 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Zeolite-based supports for inorganic membranes intended for gas separation have the potential to increase the resistance to thermal shock-induced cracking compared with ceramic or metallic substrates. We have studied the effect of exposure at 90 degrees C of hierarchically porous silicalite-I substrates to aqueous solutions at pH 2.0, 10.6, and 13.0 for periods up to 168 h. Silicalite-I supports were produced in binder-free form by pulsed current processing and using clay-binders by conventional thermal treatment. Long-term (168 h) acid and alkali treatment of the silicalite-I substrates results in a slight removal of silicon (in acid) and aluminum (in alkali) and does not affect the specific surface area and the crystalline microporous structural features but broadens the size distribution of the macropores. The mechanical strength remains unchanged after exposure to both alkaline and acidic solutions and the binder-free substrates display more than 20 times higher strength than the binder-containing materials.

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2013. Vol. 28, no 17, 2253-2259 p.
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Materials Chemistry
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Materials Chemistry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-95088DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2013.177ISI: 000324328900007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-95088DiVA: diva2:658579
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Available from: 2013-10-22 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Structuring porous adsorbents and composites for gas separation and odor removal
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Structuring porous adsorbents and composites for gas separation and odor removal
2014 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Porous zeolite, carbon and aluminophosphate powders have been colloidally assembled and post-processed in the form of monoliths, flexible free standing films and coatings for gas separation and odor removal. Zeolite 13X monoliths with macroporosites up to 50 vol% and a high CO2 uptake were prepared by colloidal processing and sacrificial templating. The durability of silicalite-I supports produced in a binder-free form by pulsed current processing (PCP) were compared with silicalite-I supports produced using clay-binders and conventional thermal treatment. Long-term acid and alkali treatment of the silicalite-I substrates resulted in removal of the clay binder and broadened the size-distribution of the interparticle macropores. Furthermore, strong discs of hydrothermally treated beer waste (HTC-BW) were produced by PCP and the discs were activated by physical activation in CO2 at high temperatures. The activated carbon discs showed high strength up to 7.2 MPa while containing large volume of porosities at all length scales. PCP was further used to structure aluminomphosphate powders (AlPO4-17 and AlPO4-53) into strong functional monoliths. The aluminophosphate monoliths had strengths of 1 MPa, high CO2 uptake and were easy to regenerate. Zeolite Y, silicalite and ZSM5 were selected as potential zeolite adsorbents for removal of sulfur containing compound, e.g. ethyl mercaptan (EM) and propyl mercaptan (PM). A novel processing procedure was used to fabricate free-standing films and coatings of cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) with a high content of nanoporous zeolite; 89 w/w% and 96 w/w%, respectively. Thin flexible free-standing films and coatings of zeolite-CNF on paperboards with thickness around 100 µm and 40 µm, respectively, were produced. Headspace solid phase microextraction (SPME) coupled to gas chromatography- mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) analysis showed that the zeolite-CNF films can efficiently remove considerable amount of odors below concentration levels that can be sensed by the human olfactory system.

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Stockholm, Sweden: Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry (MMK), Stockholm University, 2014. 62 p.
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Structure, pulsed current processing, zeolite, aluminophosphate, activated carbon, CO2 separation, adsorption, durability, cellulose, film, coating
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Materials Chemistry
Research subject
Materials Chemistry
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urn:nbn:se:su:diva-109179 (URN)978-91-7649-005-1 (ISBN)
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2014-12-16, Magnélisalen, Arrhenius Laboratory, Svante Arrhenius väg 16 B, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
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At the time of the doctoral defense, the following paper was unpublished and had a status as follows: Paper 5: Manuscript.

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