Analysis of the development of membrane technology for gas separation and CO2 capture

Bart Van Der Bruggen, Isabel C. Escobar, Patricia Luis

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Gas separation is an application area for membrane technology with a long history. As a consequence, several membrane-based gas separations are now mature, although there is still a steady improvement in performance of membranes, and membrane functionalities. During the last decade, membrane gas separation had a new impulse mainly due to emerging environmental application, and the integration of energy production/consumption with environmental concerns. This resulted in a second wave of innovations on all levels, from membrane development to process engineering. This perspective outlines the recent trends in membrane applications related to gas separation, based on the history of scientific research in membrane gas separation, and with reference to competing technologies such as cryogenic distillation, absorption, and adsorption on zeolites or other materials. In addition, the potential of hybrid technologies and newly emerging membrane-based technologies, such as membrane contactors, is probed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Applications in Membrane Science and Technology
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918


  • Gas separation
  • Membrane contactors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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