Hydrogen separation characteristics of SiC nanoporous membrane at high temperature

Younghee Kim, Eunbi Kim, Soo Ryong Kim, Moo Hyun Suh, Doo Jin Choi, Woo Teck Kwon

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Ceramic membranes having less than 1nm size pores have great potential for gas separation at high temperature due to their good thermal stability. Moreover, nanoporous silicon carbide membrane has potential application under hydrothermal condition at high temperature since it is highly stable at high temperature. In this research, nanoporous SiC membrane has been developed on porous alumina support using preceramic polymer. Pore size of the SiC membrane was controlled using polystylene(PS) as the pore forming agent. The SiC membrane having controlled pore size was characterized with SEM, EDS, FT-IR, XRD and pore size measurement. The hydrogen permeability and selectivity toward nitrogen gas of the developed membrane were 0.3 × 10-6 mole/m 2.spa and 4.1, respectively. The nanoporous hydrogen selective SiC membrane shows promising application in membrane reactor for steam reforming reacti on of natural gas, water gas shift reactions and hydrogen separation from coal gasification such as Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials Research
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventPRICM 6: The 6th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2007 Nov 52007 Nov 9

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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