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Development of new materials and processes to enhance specialty gas separations


Project timeline
March 2003
36 months
February 2006
General Information
SPECSEP concerns the study and development of new advanced materials - nanoporous carbon hollow-fiber membranes and membrane-supported functionalized absorbents - and their implementation for three particular gas separation processes: recycling of anesthetic streams in closed anesthetic circuits (both nitrous oxide and xenon-based systems), removing carbon dioxide from life-support systems and separation of high-purity oxygen from air. The project involves several levels of development, going from material synthesis and fundamental characterization, to process implementation and assembly of functional models.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-GROWTH-2001, Generic activity: Sustainable chemistry
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberG5RD-CT-2002-00863
Co-ordinatorUniversity of Porto (PT)
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)
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (ES), Drägerwerke AG Lübeck (DE), Membrana Mundi GmbH, Wiesbaden (DE), Paralab-Equipamentos Industriais e de Lab: S.A., Matosinhos (PT), The Queen's University of Belfast (UK), Universität Ulm (DE), University of Porto (PT)

(completed March 2006)

Last Update: 16. April 2021