Elastic free-standing RTIL composite membranes for CO2/N2 separation based on sphere-forming triblock/diblock copolymer blends
The main focus of this dissertation was the development of a robust polymeric membrane material for separating CO2 from a gas mixture of CO2 and N2. Flu gas, which is mainly a mixture CO2 and N2, is the single largest form of anthropogenic CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Capturing CO2 from flu gas is considered as a measure of controlling anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Existing CO2 capturing technologies for flu gas suffer from low efficiency and the low cost effectiveness. Adoption of membrane technology is comparatively the best route towards the economical separations. Challenges faced by ...
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Wijayasekara, Dilanji B.
Bailey, Travis S.