50th Anniversary Perspective: Polymers and mixed matrix membranes for gas and vapor separation: a review and prospective opportunities

Michele Galizia, Won Seok Chi, Zachary P. Smith, Timothy C. Merkel, Richard W. Baker, Benny D. Freeman

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Membrane gas separation is a mature and expanding technology. However, the availability of better membrane materials would promote faster growth. In this Perspective we analyze the state of the art of membrane materials, including polymers and hybrid materials, as well as the current issues and barriers, and finally, we outline future research directions in membrane science. Development of new membrane materials for large scale separations will rely on a multidisciplinary approach that embraces the broad fields of chemical and materials engineering, polymer science, and materials chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7809-7843
Number of pages35
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes

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