Tailor made membranes by Fujifilm
The Dutch Process Intensification Network (PIN-NL) held their spring session ‘Only the molecules you want’, at the Duurzaamheidsfabriek, Dordrecht, 17th of April 2018. Here is my highlight from that session: tailor made membranes from Fujifilm.
Dr Davide Bocciardo of Fujifilm, Tilburg, presented Use of Gas Separation Membranes to enhance Process Sustainability. He mentioned that Fujifilm can make 200.000 different molecules as membrane material, by which they really can tailor make membranes for specific separation problems. He showed that the APURA nanopore composite membrane for carbon dioxide hydrocarbon gas separation showed no deterioration in a 2-year industrial application at 60 ℃ and 60 bar.