(241d) A Novel Ion Exchange Treatment of Zeolite for the Application of Mixed Matrix Membranes in Natural and Hydrocarbon Separation

Authors: 
Li, Y. - Presenter, National University of Singapore
Tin, P. S. - Presenter, National University of Singapore
Chung, T. - Presenter, National University of Singapore


A novel ion exchange treatment of zeolite was introduced in this work to change the physical and chemical adsorption properties of penetrants in the zeolite. EDX data confirm the complete replacement of sodium ion in zeolite NaA by this special ion, while XRD patterns show no changes in crystalline structure of zeolite after the ion exchange treatment. The newly developed MMM materials show superior separation performance for natural gas and propane/propylene.