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Friday, June 13, 2008

Technology - Ceramic membrane for gas separation

Ceramic membranes are very robust and can perform a variety of separations, but high costs have limited their industrial applications. Media and Process Technologies has overcome the cost barrier by developing a new inexpensive ceramic membrane base layer which supports a gas-specific inorganic thin film layer. The ceramic membrane eliminates the cooling step that is typically required prior to industrial gas separations, resulting in significant energy savings. The targeted applications include hydrogen production, landfill gas recovery, and CO2 removal in natural gas processing.
Benefits
1. Reduction in Energy cost of operation.
2. Simplified process reducing Capital investment
Source - Media & Process Technology

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