Organic-inorganic hybrid membranes in separation processes: a 10-year review

V. C. Souza, M. G. N. Quadri
2013 Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering  
In relation to some inorganic membranes, polymeric membranes have relatively low separation performance. However, the processing flexibility and low cost of polymers still make them highly attractive for many industrial separation applications. Polymer-inorganic hybrid membranes constitute an emerging research field and have been recently developed to improve the separation properties of polymer membranes because they possess properties of both organic and inorganic membranes such as good
more » ... such as good hydrophilicity, selectivity, permeability, mechanical strength, and thermal and chemical stability. The structures and processing of polymer-inorganic nanocomposite hybrid membranes, as well as their use in the fields of ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, pervaporation, gas separation and separation mechanism are reviewed.
doi:10.1590/s0104-66322013000400001 fatcat:ciza7de7zfgh7l3daa3easbs2u