The sorption of CO 2 , CH 4 and CO 2 /CH 4 mixtures in poly(trimethylsilyl propyne)(PTMSP)and PIM-1 (the first reported polymer of intrinsic microporosity)measured in previous works revealed that, in the multicomponent case, significant exclusion effects cause a decrease in solubility with respect to the pure-gas case, and this effect is more pronounced for the less soluble gas (CH 4 ). In this work we perform a similar experimental analysis on the tetrazole-modified PIM-1 (TZ-PIM), at three mixture compositions (10, 30, 50 mol.% CO 2 )and three temperatures (25, 35, 50 °C), up to 35 bar. The obtained trends for solubility and solubility-selectivity of CO 2 , CH 4 , and their mixtures in TZ-PIM are found to be qualitatively and quantitatively comparable to those obtained for other high free volume polymers. Moreover, mixed-gas sorption data collected so far for three materials (TZ-PIM, PIM-1 and PTMSP)are modelled by means of the Non-Equilibrium Lattice Fluid (NELF)model and compared with experimental results. The model was found capable of representing the competitive effects in solubility and solubility-selectivity, in a wide range of temperature and pressure, with a better quantitative accuracy attained at higher temperatures. Finally, by coupling these results with mixed-gas permeation data, an estimate of the mixed-gas diffusivity was obtained, and it was revealed that, in multicomponent conditions, sorption provides a greater contribution to the selectivity than diffusivity, in agreement with experimental findings for similar materials.

Sorption of CO 2 /CH 4 mixtures in TZ-PIM, PIM-1 and PTMSP: Experimental data and NELF-model analysis of competitive sorption and selectivity in mixed gases

Ricci, Eleonora
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Gemeda, Aweke Elias
Data Curation
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De Angelis, Maria Grazia
Writing – Review & Editing
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Sarti, Giulio C.
Writing – Review & Editing
2019

Abstract

The sorption of CO 2 , CH 4 and CO 2 /CH 4 mixtures in poly(trimethylsilyl propyne)(PTMSP)and PIM-1 (the first reported polymer of intrinsic microporosity)measured in previous works revealed that, in the multicomponent case, significant exclusion effects cause a decrease in solubility with respect to the pure-gas case, and this effect is more pronounced for the less soluble gas (CH 4 ). In this work we perform a similar experimental analysis on the tetrazole-modified PIM-1 (TZ-PIM), at three mixture compositions (10, 30, 50 mol.% CO 2 )and three temperatures (25, 35, 50 °C), up to 35 bar. The obtained trends for solubility and solubility-selectivity of CO 2 , CH 4 , and their mixtures in TZ-PIM are found to be qualitatively and quantitatively comparable to those obtained for other high free volume polymers. Moreover, mixed-gas sorption data collected so far for three materials (TZ-PIM, PIM-1 and PTMSP)are modelled by means of the Non-Equilibrium Lattice Fluid (NELF)model and compared with experimental results. The model was found capable of representing the competitive effects in solubility and solubility-selectivity, in a wide range of temperature and pressure, with a better quantitative accuracy attained at higher temperatures. Finally, by coupling these results with mixed-gas permeation data, an estimate of the mixed-gas diffusivity was obtained, and it was revealed that, in multicomponent conditions, sorption provides a greater contribution to the selectivity than diffusivity, in agreement with experimental findings for similar materials.
2019
Ricci, Eleonora*; Gemeda, Aweke Elias; Du, Naiying; Li, Nanwen; De Angelis, Maria Grazia; Guiver, Michael D.; Sarti, Giulio C.
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