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Nanocomposite and Nanostructured Polymeric Membranes for Gas and Vapour Separations

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.
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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

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EU Contribution

€ 498 726

Administrative Contact

Maria Annunziata Liberti (Ms.)

Participants (9)

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A.V. TOPCHIEV INSTITUTE OF PETROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 229 212

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 282 367

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 297 120

VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 269 828

UNIVERSITA DELLA CALABRIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 346 048

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 320 422

Closed Joint Stock Company Scientific and Technical Center

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 154 121

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 380 890

Tecno Project Industriale srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 221 266

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 228631

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2009

  • End date

    31 May 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 160 403

  • EU contribution

    € 3 000 000

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy