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Water/Oil separation by hydrophilic MFI type zeolite membrane with different Si/Al ratio

Water/Oil separation by hydrophilic MFI type zeolite membrane with different Si/Al ratio

Name:
Ruochen Liu

Department:
Chemical Engineering

Abstract:
MFI type zeolite membrane coated mesh shows highly hydrophilic properties, which can be used to separate water and oil. In this research, Al3+ ions are employed in the membrane structure in order to increase the hydrophilicity. The Si/Al ratio of ∞, 100, 50 and 25 are focused on and compared to find the influence of Al3+ to W/O separation efficiency.