Modeling Permeation through Mixed-Matrix Membranes: A Review
AbstractOver the past three decades, mixed-matrix membranes (MMMs), comprising an inorganic filler phase embedded in a polymer matrix, have emerged as a promising alternative to overcome limitations of conventional polymer and inorganic membranes. However, while much effort has been devoted to MMMs in practice, their modeling is largely based on early theories for transport in composites. These theories consider uniform transport properties and driving force, and thus models for the permeability in MMMs often perform unsatisfactorily when compared to experimental permeation data. In this work, we review existing theories for permeation in MMMs and discuss their fundamental assumptions and limitations with the aim of providing future directions permitting new models to consider realistic MMM operating conditions. Furthermore, we compare predictions of popular permeation models against available experimental and simulation-based permeation data, and discuss the suitability of these models for predicting MMM permeability under typical operating conditions. View Full-Text
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Monsalve-Bravo, G.M.; Bhatia, S.K. Modeling Permeation through Mixed-Matrix Membranes: A Review. Processes 2018, 6, 172.
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Monsalve-Bravo, Gloria M.; Bhatia, Suresh K. 2018. "Modeling Permeation through Mixed-Matrix Membranes: A Review." Processes 6, no. 9: 172.
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