Al2O3 filters for CO2 gas separation were prepared by slip casting method. Average pore size and porosity of the obtained Al2O3 filters were about 74nm and 40%, respectively. To evaluate the pore size effect, the Al2O3 filters having average pore size of 760nm were also prepared. FE-SEM micrographs show fine new crystals on the pore surface. They were synthesized by hydrothermal treatment, and were identified to AlOOH by XRD and XPS. Both gas selectivity of the filter having larger pore size were about 1, which indicated that this filter has no gas separation capability. In contrast, the gas selectivity of the Al2O3 filter with 74nm pores became about 1.47 at 0.01MPa. The N2/CO2 gas selectivity was improved by controlling the pore size and the chemical properties of a pore surface precisely and by setting an appropriate gas permeation pressure. © 2013 The Ceramic Society of Japan and the Korean Ceramic Society.
Isobe, T., Shimizu, M., Matsushita, S., & Nakajima, A. (2013). Preparation and gas permeability of the surface-modified porous Al2O3 ceramic filter for CO2 gas separation. Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, 1(1), 65–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jascer.2013.03.001