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Ceramic membranes for hydrogen separation


Project timeline
March 2002
48 months
February 2006
General Information
The main idea of the CERHYSEP project is to develp inorganic membranes that will enable broad application of hydrogen separation technology in the chemical industry. Energy reductions, increased hydrogen recovery, reduced volumes of toxic (e.g. H2S containing) waste streams, reduced incineration capacities, and less emission to the environment are the main benefits of this membrane technology. High quality, highly stable inorganic membranes must be developed for the different temperature regions defined for this project (up to >800C). The main objectives of CERHYSEP are therefore: 1) To improve existing and developing new membranes with enhanced stability and performance; 2) to develop methods to apply the membranes on different types of commercially available substrates, such as tubes and multi-channel elements; 3) to develop membrane modules for use in the specific operation windows.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-GROWTH-2001, Key action 1: Innovative products, processes and organisation
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberG1RD-CT-2001-00651
Co-ordinatorShell Global Solutions International B.V. (NL)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz, Institute of Polymer Research, PM Phone: +49 4152 87 2461, (initial contact: Dr. Klaus-Viktor Peinemann, Institute of Polymer Research)
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Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (GR), Ceramics and Refractories Technol. Development Company S.A. (GR), Membraflow GmbH&Co KG Filtersysteme (DE), Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN (NL), Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (NL), SINTEF (NO), Universiteit of Twente (NL), University of Oslo (NO)

(completed March 2006)

Last Update: 16. April 2021