Novel Polymer Membrane Process for Pre-Combustions CO2 Capture from Coal-Fired Syngas
Project No.: DE-FE0001124

Membrane Technology Research (MTR) is developing a high-temperature stable polymer membrane to separate hydrogen from carbon dioxide (H2/CO2).

MTR will investigate novel high-temperature-stable polymers identified by Tetramer for use in H2/CO2 selective membranes. They will also conduct bench-scale testing of optimized membranes and membrane modules with simulated syngas to evaluate the membrane performance and lifetime under expected operating conditions.

The advantages of this technology are that the process can be done warm/hot to reduce the need for heat exchange and nitrogen sweep can be used to maintain permeate fuel gas at turbine pressure.


Spiral wound, hollow fiber modules. (click to enlarge)

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  • For further information on this project, contact the NETL Project Manager, Richard Dunst.