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Choudhari, SK,Cerrone, F,Woods, T,Joyce, K,O' Flaherty, V,O' Connor, K,Babu, R
2015
March
Journal Of Industrial And Engineering Chemistry
Pervaporation separation of butyric acid from aqueous and anaerobic digestion (AD) solutions using PEBA based composite membranes
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WOS: 22 ()
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PEBA Graphene VFAs Butyric acid Pervaporation ORGANIC-ACIDS CRYSTALLIZATION BEHAVIOR MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES ETHANOL RECOVERY WATER POLY(ETHER-BLOCK-AMIDE) BUTANOL FILMS
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Polyether block amides (PEBA) composite membranes were prepared by dispersing different two dimensional (2D) layered nanomaterials such as graphene, graphene oxide and molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) in PEBA matrix. These composite membranes were applied for the pervaporation separation of butyric acid produced by anaerobic digestion (AD) of perennial grass. Among all the tested membranes PEBA-graphene membrane showed the best performance with butyric acid flux og 24.3 g/m(2)h and separation factor of 21. Further on varying the graphene content in the membranes showed improved separation efficiency with increased thermal and mechanical properties of the membranes. (C) 2014 The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
10.1016/j.jiec.2014.08.010
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