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December 2017

A New Composite Polymer Membrane for Capturing CO2

Scientific Achievement

Molecular Foundry users and scientists have developed a new nanocrystal-polymer composite membrane that can quickly and efficiently separate CO2 from N2 gas.

Significance and Impact

The new mixed-matrix polymer has double the separation performance compared to a plain polymer. This will lead to low-cost and efficient membranes for capturing CO2 from the effluent of coal or gas-burning power plants.

Research Details

L. Maserati, S.M. Meckler, J.E. Bachman, J.R. Bachman, B.A. Helms. Nano Letters 2017 17, 6828-6832.