MEM-PERM - Facilities to test membrane gas permeation performance

Facility Location
City & country
Trondheim (Norway)
Kolbjørn Hejes vei 1B, 7034
Description & contacts of the access provider
Legal name of organisation
NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet)
Infrastructure contact - Primary contact
Liyuan Deng
RICC contact - Secondary contact
Morten Grønli
Facility Availability
Unit of access
Availability per year
Minimum 4 weeks
Expected duration of single experiment:
4 weeks

This infrastructure provides facilities and methods to test membrane gas permeation performance in lab scale and pilot scale in different conditions, including single gas, mixed gas, gas separation in humidified conditions and at high pressures, with either flat sheet or hollow fiber membrane modules. The facilities are shown with pictures in Figure 2.

membrane gas permeation test rig for single/mixed gas (GC for gas analysis)
membrane permeation test rig for humidified conditions (GC for gas analysis))
membrane permeation test rig for mixed gas at high pressures
State of the art, uniqueness, & specific advantages

In the TA1.2 NTNU MEMB-PERM 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 with reliable and high quality data.


Other Large Initiatives
Other Large Initiatives


M. Sandru, T-J Kim, M.-B. Hagg
Gas separation membrane
Liyuan Deng, May-Britt Hägg, Taek-Joong Kim
CO2 capture membrane
European patent EP1897607, EP1900419 and US Patent US2008078290
Hägg MB, Lie, JA
Carbon Membranes

selected publications

Shao, L, Samseth, J, Hagg MB (2009)
Crosslinking and stabilization of nanoparticle filled PMP nanocomposite membranes for gas separations
J.Membr.Sci., 326 (2) 285-292
M.Sandru, S.H. Haukebø, M-B Hägg (2010)
Composite hollow fiber membranes for CO2 capture
J.Membr.Sci., 346 172-186
He, Xuezhong, Hägg MB (April 2011)
Structural, Kinetic and Performance Characterization of Hollow Fiber Carbon Membranes
submitted to J.Membr.Sci