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SILICA SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR A ZEOLITE MEMBRANE

United States Patent Application

20150376019
A1
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A process for making a mechanically strong, high permeance, and relatively inexpensive support structure for zeolite membranes is described. In an example implementation, a process includes forming a silica powder from silica fibers, mixing the silica powder and a polymer solution to form a mixture, forming the mixture into a shaped mixture, and sintering the shaped mixture to form a silica support.
Tsapatsis, Michael (Minneapolis, MN), Varoon Agrawal, Kumar (Minneapolis, MN), Francis, Lorraine (Minneapolis, MN)
14/ 327,720
July 10, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-AR0000338 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.