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New Chemical Engineering Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at Research Institute

May 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Investigators publish new report on Chemical Engineering. According to news reporting out of Henan, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Mixed-matrix membranes (MMMs) consisting of ethyl cellulose as continuous matrix and inorganic particle C-60 as dispersed phase were prepared for propylene/propane separation. The impact of the C-60 content on the separation properties of MMMs without and with ultraviolet cross-linking was investigated."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Research Institute, "The increment of decomposition temperature and single glass temperature of ethyl cellulose/C-60 MMMs indicates a strong interfacial interaction between polymer and fullerenes. After UV irradiation, the gas permeability coefficient of propylene and ideal separation factor of propylene/propane decreased, and new features appeared in scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy images, testifying the photopolymerization reaction of C-60 at a depth near to the surface."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "C-60 could be acted as a possible replaced carrier for the separation of olefin/paraffin using membrane separation technology."

For more information on this research see: Preparation and Characterization of C60-Filled Ethyl Cellulose Mixed-Matrix Membranes for Gas Separation of Propylene/Propane. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2014;37(4):611-619. Chemical Engineering & Technology can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Chemical Engineering & Technology -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H.X. Sun, Zhongyuan Petr Explorat Bur, Res Inst Drilling Engn Technol, Puyang City, Henan, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include C. Ma, T. Wang, Y.Y. Xu, B.B. Yuan, P. Li and Y. Kong.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Henan, Chemical Engineering, People's Republic of China

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Source: Journal of Engineering

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