Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2012, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (7): 673-679.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1077.2012.11689

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Research Progress on the Preparation of Ceramic Hollow Fiber Membranes by Nonsolvent Induced Phase Separation

LIU Peng-Chao, MA Jing-Hong, YANG Shu-Guang, GONG Jing-Hua, XU Jian   

  1. (State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Material Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620, China)
  • Received:2011-11-03 Revised:2011-12-21 Published:2012-07-20 Online:2012-06-06
  • About author:LIU Peng-Chao. E-mail:

Abstract: Ceramic hollow fiber membranes (CHFM) with an asymmetric structure can be fabricated by the method nonsolvent induced phase separation (NIPS). The paper reviews the progress and tendency of the ceramic hollow fiber membranes using NIPS technic, especially on the influence of factors on the structure of hollow membranes. The discussion on the mechanism of phase inversion in the systems containing much ceramic powders, with the balance between porous structure and mechanical strength, are two important issues of requiring concern. Through structure’s controlled effectively and mechanical strength preserved, hollow fiber membranes can be widely applied in the fields of separation and purification, solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), membrane contactors and reactors.

Key words: nonsolvent induced phase separation, ceramic, hollow fiber membranes, review

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