NTNU
Trondheim, Norway

CAPTURE

Membrane Lab

Membrane Lab at NTNU (MEMB-FAB and MEMB-PERM)

NTNU MEMB-FAB /PERM

This infrastructure provides facilities and methods to fabricate and test polymer-based membranes in lab scale and small pilot scale. These facilities including the spinning of hollow fiber membranes, carbonization to prepare carbon membranes, coating of thin composite membranes on flat sheet or hollow fiber supports, and including single gas, mixed gas, gas separation in humidified conditions and at high pressures, with either flat sheet or hollow fiber membrane modules. Some of the facilities are presented with pictures in Figure 1

Areas of research

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Installations

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State of the Art, uniqueness & specific advantages

In the Membrane Lab at NTNU infrastructure, the well-equipped facilities support broad techniques for the fabrication of polymer-based membranes, providing researchers the opportunity for ‘one-stop’ works in developing novel membranes of various materials or unique morphology that enhance the CO2 separation performance. Regarding the testing of the performance of the produced membranes, the available infrastructure, the facilities provided are advance and updated, equipped with automatic controlling and indication system as well as devices for auto-sampling and auto data-recording, providing researchers the opportunity to test membrane gas permeation performances in different conditions. Hence, obtaining reliable and high quality data. The facilities are updated and easy to operate, which enables users to conduct high quality research.

Scientific Environment

  • SEM (Scanning electron microscopy)

  • FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy)

  • DSC (differential scanning calorimetry)

  • DMA (dynamic mechanic analyser)

  • TGA (Thermal gravimetrical analyser)

  • Gravimetric sorption equipment (“Rubotherm”)

Operating by

NTNU

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet)
Norway
CAPTURE technologies:
Membranes
Research Fields:
Material science, Modelling, Physical processes, Engineering

Location & Contacts

Location
Trondheim, Norway
Contacts
Liyuan Deng
RICC Contacts - Secondary contact
Morten Grønli

Facility Availability

Availability per year (in UA)
Minimum 8 (weeks)
Duration of a typical access (average) and number of external users expected for that access
4 weeks (1-2 users)

Quality Control / Quality Assurance (QA)

Activities / tests / data are:
State of Quality: We are complying to local HSE routines
Link to your institution QA webpages if available:
https://www.ntnu.edu/nv/about-us/hse

Operational or other constraints

Specific risks:
Restrictions on the use of dry nanoparticles
Legal issues:
n/a

CCUS Projects

EU-Funded CCUS Projects
Horizon2020
2016-2019
NanoMEMC2
EU FP7
2014-2016
HiPerCap
Other CCUS Projects
Research Council of Norway
2016-2016
Mimic enzyme membrane
Research Council of Norway
2014-2019
Nano-MBE
Research Council of Norway
2012-2017
MCIL-CO2
NTNU-SO
2012-2016
MC-Enzyme
Research council of Norway
2015-2018
3GMC
Research Council of Norway
2019-2024
PRICE
Research Council of Norway
2018-2021
MembrAlign
Research Council of Norway
2016-2019
POLYMEM
a CLIMIT project supported by the Research Council of Norway
2019-2023
Fat H2

Patents

Gas separation membrane
WO2010086630A1
CO2 capture membrane
EP1897607

Selected Publications

Applied Materials Today. vol. 21 (2020)
Three-phase Hybrid Facilitated Transport Hollow Fiber Membranes for Enhanced CO2 Separation.
S Janakiram, J L Marin Espejo, K K Høisæter, A Lindbråthen, L Ansaloni, L Deng,
Green Chemistry , DOI:10.1039/d0gc00544d (2020)
Humidity-responsive Molecular Gate-opening Mechanism for Gas Separation in Ultraselective Nanocellulose/IL Hybrid Membranes
S Janakiram, L Ansaloni, SA Jin, X Yu, Z Dai, RJ Spontak, L Deng
ACS applied materials & interfaces 11 (36), 33302-33313 (2019)
Manipulation of Fibril Surfaces in Nanocellulose-Based Facilitated Transport Membranes for Enhanced CO2 Capture
S Janakiram, X Yu, L Ansaloni, Z Dai, L Deng
Journal of Membrane Science 588, 117193 (2020)
Incorporation of an ionic liquid into a midblock-sulfonated multiblock polymer for CO2 capture
Z Dai, L Ansaloni, JJ Ryan, RJ Spontak, L Deng
NPG Asia Materials 11 (1), 1-7 (2019)
Highly CO2-permeable membranes derived from a midblock-sulfonated multiblock polymer after submersion in water
Z Dai, J Deng, H Aboukeila, J Yan, L Ansaloni, KP Mineart, MG Baschetti, L. Deng
Journal of Membrane Science 578, 61-68 (2019)
Thin-film-composite hollow fiber membranes containing amino acid salts as mobile carriers for CO2 separation
Z Dai, J Deng, L Ansaloni, S Janakiram, L Deng
Fibers 7 (5), 40 (2019)
A Brief Review of Nanocellulose Based Hybrid Membranes for CO2 Separation
Z Dai, V Ottesen, J Deng, RML Helberg, L Deng
ACS applied materials & interfaces 11 (11), 10874-10882 (2019)
Fabrication and Evaluation of Bio-Based Nanocomposite TFC Hollow Fiber Membranes for Enhanced CO2 Capture
Z Dai, J Deng, Q Yu, RML Helberg, S Janakiram, L Ansaloni, L Deng
Journal of Membrane Science 570, 455-463 (2019)
Facile and solvent-free fabrication of PEG-based membranes with interpenetrating networks for CO2 separation
J Deng, Z Dai, J Yan, M Sandru, E Sandru, RJ Spontak, L Deng
Energy Procedia. vol. 114 (2017)
Pilot Demonstration-reporting on CO2 Capture from a Cement Plant Using Hollow Fiber Process
M-B Hagg, A Lindbråthen, X He, S -G Nodeland, T Cantero
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. vol. 64 (2017)
Pilot testing on fixed-site-carrier membranes for CO2 capture from flue gas.
X He, A Lindbråthen, T-J Kim, M-B Hagg
Science 376 (6588), 90-94 (2022)
An integrated materials approach to ultrapermeable and ultraselective CO2 polymer membranes
M Sandru, EM Sandru, WF Ingram, J Deng, PM Stenstad, L Deng
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 119, 103698 (2022)
Two-stage membrane cascades for post-combustion CO2 capture using facilitated transport membranes: Importance on sequence of membrane types
S Janakiram, A Lindbråthen, L Ansaloni, T Peters, L Deng
Chemical Engineering Journal 413, 127405 (2021)
Field trial of hollow fiber modules of hybrid facilitated transport membranes for flue gas CO2 capture in cement industry
S Janakiram, F Santinelli, R Costi, A Lindbråthen, GM Nardelli
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 61 (25), 9067-9076 (2022)
Nanocellulose Crystal-Enhanced Hybrid Membrane for CO2 Capture
Z Dai, J Deng, Y Ma, H Guo, J Wei, B Wang, X Jiang, L Deng (