Examples of CMSM Preparation, Characterization and Testing

  • Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
  • Dipak Rana
  • Takeshi Matsuura
  • Henry C. Foley


In this chapter a detailed description is made for the CMSM preparation, characterization and testing procedure. Two examples are given; one for the hollow fiber CMSM made from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and the other for the flat sheet CMSM made from various types of polyimides (PIs). Each example has been adopted from the PhD thesis written in the laboratories that are currently active in CMSM research. It is the authors’ intention to make readers ready to set up their equipment for the CMSM research by following the procedure described in this chapter.


Hollow Fiber Hollow Fiber Membrane Temperature Temperature Coagulation Bath Carbon Membrane 


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    Perry JD (2007) Formation and characterization of hybrid membranes utilizing high-performance polyimides and carbon molecular sieves. PhD thesis, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USAGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
    • 1
  • Dipak Rana
    • 2
  • Takeshi Matsuura
    • 2
  • Henry C. Foley
    • 3
  1. 1.Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC) Materials and Manufacturing Research AllianceUniversity Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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