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The energy efficiency and the environmental consequences of typical coal upgrading processes depend to a large extent on the degree of gas separation, recovery and recycle. The technology of polymer and ceramic membranes offers several advantages such as low size, simplicity of operation and maintenance, compatibility and diversity. However, the perspective of applying membrane technology directly to power generation stations lack basic theoretical research as well as pilot and large-scale development and testing. This study includes evaluation of state-of-the art polymer materials, development of novel physical and chemical modification techniques, preparation of ultra-thin simple and blended asymmetric membranes, process mathematical modelling, pilot plant experimentation with simulated and real gas mixtures, and energy studies considering the application of polymer membranes in power stations.

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Authors: SAKELLAROPOULOS P, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17929 EN (1998) 199pp., ECU 33.00
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-3911-7
Record Number: 199810980 / Last updated on: 1998-09-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en