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Silicalite Membrane

Abdelaziz Elgamouz, Najib Tijani
The data presented in this article are generated as part of the research article entitled "from a naturally occurring material (clay mineral) to the production of porous ceramic membranes" (Elgamouz and Tijani, 2018) [1]. This article describe how clays as very abundant versatile materials that have many properties not available in pure materials namely, silica, alumina and zirconia can be used for the preparation of ceramic membranes (Karaborni et al., 1996; Oun et al., 2017; Hollanders et al., 2016; de Oliveira Henriques et al...
August 2018: Data in Brief
Donglong Fu, Joel E Schmidt, Paul Pletcher, Pelin Karakiliç, Xinwei Ye, Carolien M Vis, Pieter C A Bruijnincx, Matthias Filez, Laurens D B Mandemaker, Louis Winnubst, Bert M Weckhuysen
Facile fabrication of well-intergrown, oriented zeolite membranes with tunable chemical properties on commercially proven substrates is crucial to broadening their applications for separation and catalysis. Rationally determined electrostatic adsorption can enable the direct attachment of a b-oriented silicalite-1 monolayer on a commercial porous ceramic substrate. Homoepitaxially oriented, well-intergrown zeolite ZSM-5 membranes with a tunable composition of Si/Al=25-∞ were obtained by secondary growth of the monolayer...
July 24, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
Ravi C Dutta, Suresh K Bhatia
We investigate the structure of polyimide (PI) at the surface of a silicalite zeolite (MFI), as part of a model hybrid organic-inorganic mixed matrix membrane system, through equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. Furthermore, we report a comparison of the adsorption and transport characteristics of pure components CO2 and CH4 in PI, MFI, and PI-MFI composite membranes. It is seen that incorporation of MFI zeolite into PI results in the formation of densified polymer layers (rigidified region) near the surface, having thickness around 1...
February 14, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Eduardo Leal Isla Santos, Magdalena Rostro-Alanís, Roberto Parra-Saldívar, Alejandro J Alvarez
Fermentation of sugar for production of ethanol was carried out using Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells immobilized in calcium alginate films. Thin films of calcium alginate casted on a microchannel surface were used instead of the typical spherical bead configuration. Yeast immobilized on alginate films produced a higher ethanol yield than free yeast cells under the same fermentation conditions. Also, a silicalite-1/poly dimethyl siloxane composite pervaporation membrane was synthesized for ethanol separation, and characterized with flux and separation factor...
January 2018: Bioresource Technology
P Diblíková, M Veselý, P Sysel, P Čapek
Properties of a composite material made of a continuous matrix and particles often depend on microscopic details, such as contacts between particles. Focusing on processing raw focused-ion beam scanning electron microscope (FIB-SEM) tomography data, we reconstructed three mixed-matrix membrane samples made of 6FDA-ODA polyimide and silicalite-1 particles. In the first step of image processing, backscattered electron (BSE) and secondary electron (SE) signals were mixed in a ratio that was expected to obtain a segmented 3D image with a realistic volume fraction of silicalite-1...
March 2018: Journal of Microscopy
Amirfarrokh Farzaneh, Robert F DeJaco, Lindsay Ohlin, Allan Holmgren, J Ilja Siepmann, Mattias Grahn
A promising route for sustainable 1-butanol (butanol) production is ABE (acetone, butanol, ethanol) fermentation. However, recovery of the products is challenging because of the low concentrations obtained in the aqueous solution, thus hampering large-scale production of biobutanol. Membrane and adsorbent-based technologies using hydrophobic zeolites are interesting alternatives to traditional separation techniques (e.g., distillation) for energy-efficient separation of butanol from aqueous mixtures. To maximize the butanol over water selectivity of the material, it is important to reduce the number of hydrophilic adsorption sites...
August 29, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Di Cai, Song Hu, Changjing Chen, Yong Wang, Changwei Zhang, Qi Miao, Peiyong Qin, Tianwei Tan
A novel silicalite-1/polydimethylsiloxane/polyvinylidene fluoride hybrid membrane was used in ethanol fermentation-pervaporation integration process. The sweet sorghum bagasse was used as the immobilized carrier. Compared with the conventional suspend cells system, the immobilized fermentation system could provide higher ethanol productivity when coupled with pervaporation. In the long-term of operations, the ethanol productivity, separation factor, total flux and permeate ethanol concentration in the fed-batch fermentation-pervaporation integration scenario were 1...
November 2016: Bioresource Technology
Svitlana V Marchenko, Oleksandr O Soldatkin, Berna Ozansoy Kasap, Burcu Akata Kurc, Alexei P Soldatkin, Sergei V Dzyadevych
In the work, silicalite particles were used for the surface modification of pH-sensitive field-effect transistors (pH-FETs) with the purpose of developing new creatinine-sensitive biosensor. Creatinine deiminase (CD) adsorbed on the surface of silicalite-coated pH-FET served as a bioselective membrane. The biosensor based on CD immobilized in glutaraldehyde vapor (GA) was taken as control. The creatinine-sensitive biosensor obtained by adsorption on silicalite was shown to have better analytical characteristics (two- to threefold increased sensitivity to creatinine, three- to fourfold lesser response and recovery times, a decrease of the detection limit of creatinine determination to 5 μM, etc...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
Miho Kanemoto, Hideyuki Negishi, Keiji Sakaki, Toru Ikegami, Shigeru Chohnan, Youji Nitta, Yasurou Kurusu, Hiroyuki Ohta
We investigated butanol recovery by pervaporation separation, using a silicalite-1 membrane, from batch cultures of butanol-producing Clostridium beijerinckii SBP2 grown on sweet sorghum juice as a fermentation medium. The pervaporation system yielded 73% (w/v) butanol from intact feed cultures containing 1% (w/v) butanol, and had a butanol permeation flux of 11 g m(-2) h(-1). Upon neutralization and activated charcoal treatment of the feed cultures, butanol yield and total flux increased to 82% (w/v) and 40 g m(-2) h(-1), respectively...
June 2016: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Han Zhou, Johanne Mouzon, Amirfarrokh Farzaneh, Oleg N Antzutkin, Mattias Grahn, Jonas Hedlund
In this work, colloidal silicalite-1 single crystals are for the first time synthesized using fluoride as mineralizing agent at near neutral pH. SEM, TEM, DLS, XRD, solid-state (29)Si MAS NMR, and adsorption/desorption experiments using nitrogen, water, n-butanol, and ethanol as adsorbates were used to characterize the crystals. The single crystals have a platelike habit with a length of less than 170 nm and an aspect ratio (length/width) of about 1.2, and the thickness of the crystals is less than 40 nm. Compared with silicalite-1 crystals grown using hydroxide as mineralizing agent, the amount of structural defects in the lattice is significantly reduced and the hydrophobicity is increased...
August 4, 2015: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Nima Masoumifard, Pablo M Arnal, Serge Kaliaguine, Freddy Kleitz
Selective adsorption of free glycerol from crude biodiesel was investigated by using mesoporous silica spheres coated with a thin shell of microporous silicalite-1. A polycrystalline silicalite-1 shell was formed upon first covering the external surfaces of various core templates with discrete silicalite-1 nanocrystals, and this was followed by short hydrothermal treatment to ensure shell uniformity. Batch glycerol adsorption experiments were conducted to evaluate the ability of the sorbents to remove free glycerol selectively from crude biodiesel mixtures at various temperatures, also in comparison to that of conventional sorbents, for example, bare mesoporous silica gel spheres and zeolites...
June 22, 2015: ChemSusChem
Amirfarrokh Farzaneh, Ming Zhou, Elisaveta Potapova, Zoltán Bacsik, Lindsay Ohlin, Allan Holmgren, Jonas Hedlund, Mattias Grahn
Biobutanol produced by, e.g., acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) fermentation is a promising alternative to petroleum-based chemicals as, e.g., solvent and fuel. Recovery of butanol from dilute fermentation broths by hydrophobic membranes and adsorbents has been identified as a promising route. In this work, the adsorption of water and butanol vapor in a silicalite-1 film was studied using in situ attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy to better understand the adsorption properties of silicalite-1 membranes and adsorbents...
May 5, 2015: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Etoungh D Manga, Hugues Blasco, Philippe Da-Costa, Martin Drobek, André Ayral, Emmanuel Le Clezio, Gilles Despaux, Benoit Coasne, Anne Julbe
The present study reports on the development of a characterization method of porous membrane materials which consists of considering their acoustic properties upon gas adsorption. Using acoustic microscopy experiments and atomistic molecular simulations for helium adsorbed in a silicalite-1 zeolite membrane layer, we showed that acoustic wave propagation could be used, in principle, for controlling the membranes operando. Molecular simulations, which were found to fit experimental data, showed that the compressional modulus of the composite system consisting of silicalite-1 with adsorbed He increases linearly with the He adsorbed amount while its shear modulus remains constant in a large range of applied pressures...
September 2, 2014: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Jing Li, Xiangrong Chen, Benkun Qi, Jianquan Luo, Yuming Zhang, Yi Su, Yinhua Wan
Production of acetone-butanol-ethanol (ABE) from cassava was investigated with a fermentation-pervaporation (PV) coupled process. ABE products were in situ removed from fermentation broth to alleviate the toxicity of solvent to the Clostridium acetobutylicum DP217. Compared to the batch fermentation without PV, glucose consumption rate and solvent productivity increased by 15% and 21%, respectively, in batch fermentation-PV coupled process, while in continuous fermentation-PV coupled process running for 304 h, the substrate consumption rate, solvent productivity and yield increased by 58%, 81% and 15%, reaching 2...
October 2014: Bioresource Technology
Manickam Sasidharan, Yoshimichi Kiyozumi, Asim Bhaumik
Hydrophobic-hydrophilic composite membranes containing silicalite-1 and Al-beta zeolites are prepared on the outer surface of the porous alpha-alumina tube for the first time. The hydrophilic layer with aluminum serves as an active catalytic domain, whereas the hydrophobic layer containing silicalite-1 with medium pore-size is expected to assist in separating the reaction products based on their hydrophobicity as well as shape-selectivity. The continuous defect-free composite membranes are fabricated by two-step synthesis approach by initial deposition of Al-beta crystals on the outer surface of porous alumina tube followed by coating of silicalite-1 crystals over the Al-beta layer in the second step under hydrothermal conditions...
April 2014: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Chrysanthos E Gounaris, Eric L First, Christodoulos A Floudas
The complex nature of the porous networks in microporous materials is primarily responsible for a high degree of intracrystalline diffusion anisotropy. Although this is a well-understood phenomenon, little attention has been paid in the literature with regards to classifying such anisotropy and elucidating its effect on the performance of membrane-based separation systems. In this paper, we develop a novel methodology to estimate full diffusion tensors based on the detailed description of the porous network geometry through our recent advances for the characterization of such networks...
September 28, 2013: Journal of Chemical Physics
Jingwen Chen, Hongman Zhang, Ping Wei, Lin Zhang, He Huang
The effects of by-products from ethanol fermentation and hydrolysates of lignocelluloses on ethanol diffusion through polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membranes with/without silicalite-1 were investigated. A pervaporation process was integrated with lignocellulosic fermentation to concentrate bioethanol using bare PDMS membranes. Results showed that yeasts, solid particles, and salts increased ethanol flux and selectivity through the membranes (PDMS with/without silicalite-1), whereas glucose exerted negative effects on the performance...
February 2014: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
Li He, Dan Li, Kun Wang, Akkihebbal K Suresh, Jayesh Bellare, Tam Sridhar, Huanting Wang
ABSTRACT: Silicalite-poly(furfuryl alcohol) [PFA] composite membranes were prepared by solution casting of silicalite-furfuryl alcohol [FA] suspension on a porous polysulfone substrate and subsequent in situ polymerization of FA. X-ray diffraction, nitrogen sorption, thermogravimetric analysis, scanning electron microscopy, and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy were used to characterize silicalite nanocrystals and silicalite-PFA composite membranes. The silicalite-PFA composite membrane with 20 wt.% silicalite loading exhibits good oxygen/nitrogen selectivity (4...
2011: Nanoscale Research Letters
Beatriz Zornoza, Beatriz Seoane, Juan M Zamaro, Carlos Téllez, Joaquín Coronas
Mixed-matrix membranes (MMMs) were prepared by combinations of two different kinds of porous fillers [metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) HKUST-1 and ZIF-8, and zeolite silicalite-1] and polysulfone. In the search for filler synergy, the MMMs were applied to the separation of CO(2)/N(2), CO(2)/CH(4), O(2)/N(2), and H(2)/CH(4) mixtures and we found important selectivity improvements with the HKUST-1-silicalite-1 system (CO(2)/CH(4) and CO(2)/N(2) separation factors of 22.4 and 38.0 with CO(2) permeabilities of 8...
October 24, 2011: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
Salih Kaan Kirdeciler, Esin Soy, Seçkin Oztürk, Ivan Kucherenko, Oleksandr Soldatkin, Sergei Dzyadevych, Burcu Akata
A new approach was developed for urea determination where a thin film of silicalite and zeolite Beta deposited onto gold electrodes of a conductometric biosensor was used to immobilize the enzyme. Biosensor responses, operational and storage stabilities were compared with results obtained from the standard membrane methods for the same measurements. For this purpose, different surface modification techniques, which are simply named as Zeolite Membrane Transducers (ZMTs) and Zeolite Coated Transducers (ZCTs) were compared with Standard Membrane Transducers (SMTs)...
September 15, 2011: Talanta
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