Membrane Characterization

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


In this chapter, typical examples of CMSM characterizations are shown. The characterization methods are classified into permeability measurement and physical characterization. Permeability measurement is further classified into gas and liquid permeabilities. Most of CMSMs have been characterized by gas permeation and separation, and many examples have already been shown in the preceding chapters. Therefore, only examples for characterization by liquid permeation experiments are included in this chapter. Physical characterization includes TGA, WAXD, SEM, TEM, AFM, FTIR and pore size measurement by adsorption. There are many other characterization methods, but the above methods have been most commonly used in the CMSM literature.


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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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