Award Address (ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science, sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company). Polymer-based materials for separations applications

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This presentation will discuss several aspects of the use of polymers as rate-controlling membranes for gas and liquid separations applications. In particular, examples of materials which enable either high permeability and high selectivity for solubility selective (e.g., butane removal from natural gas) or diffusivity selective (e.g., carbon dioxide removal from natural gas) separations will be presented, and materials design heuristics will be inferred from the results of such studies. The effect of polymer structure on water and salt transport in materials considered for desalination or fouling-resistant coating applications will also be discussed. The solution-diffusion model is presented as a unifying theoretical platform to rationalize such data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 237th National Meeting and Exposition, ACS 2009, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
PublisherACS Publications
ISBN (Print)9780841224414
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventNational Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society 2009 - Salt Lake City, United States of America
Duration: 22 Mar 200926 Mar 2009
Conference number: 237th

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727


ConferenceNational Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society 2009
Abbreviated titleACS 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySalt Lake City

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