Adsorption

, Volume 12, Issue 5–6, pp 339–360 | Cite as

MFI zeolite membranes from a- and randomly oriented monolayers

  • Jungkyu Choi
  • Shubhajit Ghosh
  • Lisa King
  • Michael Tsapatsis
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Abstract

c-Oriented columnar MFI films made by secondary growth of randomly oriented seed monolayers, deposited using sonication-assisted covalent attachment, exhibit n-hexane/2,2-dimethylbutane separation factor of up to 104, n-/i-butane separation factor of up to 50, and p-/o-xylene separation factor of up to 2. A MFI film from a-oriented seed layer shows lower separation factors for the linear vs. branched isomers but higher separation factor for p-/o-xylene.

Keywords

Zeolite MFI Preferred orientation Butane Hexane Xylene Permeation Separation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jungkyu Choi
    • 1
  • Shubhajit Ghosh
    • 1
  • Lisa King
    • 2
  • Michael Tsapatsis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceUniversity of Minnesota, 151 Amundson HallMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.UOP LLCDes Plaines

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