This paper describes a procedure to measure the permeability P, diffusivity D, and rate of adsorption k1, thus determining the solubility S and rate of desorption k2 of He, N2, O2, CH4, and CO2 on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membrane. The described procedure is able to determine experimentally all the physical quantities that characterize the gas transport process through a thin rubber polymer membrane. The experiments were carried out at room temperature and at a transmembrane pressure of 1 atm. The results are in good agreement with the available data in the literature and offer an evaluation of k1 and k2.
|Titolo:||The role of surfaces in gas transport through polymer membranes|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|