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Seyed mohsen Hosseini

Seyed mohsen Hosseini

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3974-5312
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55897505600
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University


Fabrication and modification of Cellulose acetate based mixed matrix membrane: Gas separation and physical properties
Journal Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Researchers Abdolreza Moghadassi ، Z Rajabi ، Seyed mohsen Hosseini ، Maryam Mohammadi


[Cellulose acetate (CA)-blend-multi walled carbon nano tubes (MWCNTs)] mixed matrix membranes (MMMs), [CA/polyethylene glycol (PEG)/MWCNTs] and [CA/styrene butadiene rubber (SBR)/MWCNTs] blend MMMs were prepared by solution casting method for gas separation applications using Tetrahydrofuran (THF) as solvent. Both raw-MWCNTs (R-MWCNTs) and functionalized carboxylic- MWCNTs (C-MWCNTs) were used in membrane preparation. The MWCNTs loading ratio and pressure effects on the gas separation performance of prepared membranes were investigated for pure He, N2, CH4 and CO2 gases. Results indicated that utilizing C-MWCNT instead of R-MWCNTs in membrane fabrication has better performance and (CO2/CH4) and (CO2/N2) selectivity reached to 21.81 and 13.74 from 13.41 and 9.33 at 0.65 wt% of MWCNTs loading respectively. The effects of PEG and SBR on the gas transport performance and mechanical properties were also investigated. The highest CO2/CH4 selectivity at 2 bar pressure was reached to 53.98 for [CA/PEG/C-MWCNT] and 43.91 for [CA/SBR/C-MWCNT] blend MMMs at 0.5 wt% and 2 wt% MWCNTs loading ratio respectively. Moreover, increase of feed pressure led to membrane gas permeability and gas pair selectivity improvement for almost all prepared membranes. The mechanical properties analysis exhibited tensile modules improvement with increasing MWCNTs loading ratio and utilizing polymer blending.