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Nanocomposite and Nanostructured Polymeric Membranes for Gas and Vapour Separations

Objective

The main scope of the DoubleNanoMem project is the development of nanostructured membranes based on the most appropriate combination of nanofillers with well-defined size and porosity, dispersed in advanced high free volume polymers with inherent nanoporosity for application in specific gas and vapour separations. This approach is driven by the main requirement for successful replacement of traditional gas and vapour separation processes by membrane-based separations: a radical improvement of the permeability and selectivity compared to state-of-the-art commercially available membranes.
The use of nanocomposite and nanostructured membrane materials is seen as one of the few approaches with the real potential to achieve this goal and in this respect several combinations of polymers and nanoparticles will be tested. Different types of nanoparticles will be used, which are all able or have the potential to create preferential channels for mass transport: both single wall and multi wall carbon nanotubes, zeolites, mesoporous silicas and cucurbituril derivatives. The idea is to create a scientific basis for the combination of advanced polymers with suitable nanoparticles, compatible with the corresponding polymers, leading to membranes with unique separation properties.
The principle targets of the project are:
- Development of membranes with tailored separation performance based on innovative materials
- Experimental characterization and development of structure-performance relationships.
- Modelling of transport phenomena and of the material’s structure to provide a better scientific understanding of gas and vapour transport phenomena and separation processes.
- Applied research in a select number of consolidated and emerging areas of gas separation and pervaporation, such as CO2 separation from flue gas, natural gas processing, biofuel production.
- Demonstration of the practical applicability of the developed principles and dissemination of the main achievements.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/biofuels
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 498 726
Administrative Contact
Maria Annunziata Liberti (Ms.)

Participants (9)

A.V. TOPCHIEV INSTITUTE OF PETROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 229 212
Address
Leninsky Pr 29
119991 Moskva
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexey Volkov (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 282 367
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lily Tunggal (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 297 120
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 269 828
Address
Technicka 5
166 28 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Mittnerova (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 346 048
Address
Via Pietro Bucci 7/11/B
87036 Arcavacata Di Rende
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Golemme (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 320 422
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
Closed Joint Stock Company Scientific and Technical Center
Russia
EU contribution
€ 154 121
Address
B. Nizhegorodskaya Str. 77
600016 Vladimir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vladimir P. Dubyaga (Dr.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 380 890
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
Tecno Project Industriale srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 221 266
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 40
24035 Bergamo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ugo Moretti (Mr.)