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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


Preparation and characterization of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and cadmium sulfide nanoparticle mixed matrix membranes for gas separation
Journal Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering
Researchers Abdolreza Moghadassi ، A H Filsouf ، Seyed mohsen Hosseini ، Davoud Ghanbari


In order to improve permeability and selectivity of membranes, especially for gas separation applications, a mixed matrix membrane was prepared from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanoparticles with 1, 1.5, 2.5 %wt. Gas permeation and separation characteristics of the membranes for nitrogen, methane, carbon dioxide and helium have been studied. Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis were also utilized in nanoparticles and membranes characterizations. The results showed an increase in permeability for mixed matrix membranes in comparison with neat ABS membrane. Furthermore, as the nanoparticle content increased, membrane gas permeability was enhanced. The selectivity for (CO2/CH4), (CO2/N2) and (He/CH4) initially were increased by increasing CdS nanoparticle concentration up to 1 %wt in the prepared membrane and then began to decrease with more additives loading. The membrane with 2.5 %wt CdS nanoparticle content showed the highest permeability compared with others. Also, the membrane with 2.5 %wt CdS nanoparticles showed appropriate selectivity compared with the neat ABS membranes. Obtained results revealed that membranes with 1 %wt CdS nanoparticle content had the best selectivity for (CO2/CH4), (CO2/N2) and (He/CH4). Moreover, membrane thermal stability was improved in the presence of cadmium sulfide nanoparticles.