Final Thesis

Development of novel Gas Permeation Membranes by Plasma Coating

Key Info

Basic Information

Unit:
Chemical Process Engineering
Type:
Masterthesis / Bachelorthesis
Focus/Key Topic:
experimental
Date:
22.07.2019

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Membranes for gas separation represent an energy-saving alternative to existing processes in many areas. They are currently used to separate nitrogen from air, CO2 from natural gas or hydrogen from refinery gases. In order to increase the performance of the membrane processes and expand the field of application, great efforts have been made in recent years in the development of new membrane materials. However, the newly developed materials were always too expensive and/or production could not be scaled up to industrial standards.

In order to solve this problem, this work deals with the production of novel gas permeation membranes using plasma enhanced vapour deposition. This plasma coating process is already being used industrially in various areas and thus offers an optimal basis for application in membrane production.

The aim is to optimize the manufacturing parameters of these novel membranes. For this purpose, the membranes will be produced at the plasma coating plant of our cooperation partner, the Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV). These membranes are then tested and evaluated at our facilities, so that iterative optimization of the manufacturing parameters can be carried out with the knowledge gained.

This thesis offers you:
- Practical work experience in the laboratory
- Collaboration on innovative research topics
- Comprehensive support (one supervisor each at IKV and CVT)

What you should bring:
- Interest in experimental work
- Enjoy familiarizing yourself with complex topics
- Careful and independent working methods

If you are interested in the work, please contact us by mail (jens.rubner@avt.rwth-aachen.de) and include your overview of grades (CV optional). In a personal conversation I can explain to you with pleasure more exactly and answer further questions.