Soft Materials Lab

Gas Separation

Gas purification and separation are important in a variety of industrial applications and plants. The rising energy demand of the world's population necessitates a rapid shift to alternative renewable energy sources, such as hydrogen. Membrane technology has a lot of potential in the gas separation sector because of its simplicity, cost effectiveness, and low energy requirements, in comparison to the conventional methods. Our group deals with engineering strategies such as functionalization, creating polymer nanocomposites to achieve unprecedented physico-chemical properties and gas separation performance. We primarily work with polymer membranes, especially, track etched polymer membranes and conjugate polymer membranes, to obtain outstanding separation performance.

  •       N Pal, Nishel Saini, M Agarwal,  Kamlendra Awasthi
  •       Experimental investigation of natural polysaccharide-based mixed matrix membrane modified with GO and Pd NPs for enhanced gas separation performance
  •       International Journal of Hydrogen Energy xx (2022), xxx More
  •       Nishel Saini, Kamlendra Awasthi
    • Insights into the progress of polymeric nano-composite membranes for hydrogen separation and purification in the direction of sustainable energy resources
    • Separation and Purification Technology 282 (2022): 120029. More
    • Poonam Kumari, Kumud Malika Tripathi, Lokesh Kumar Jangir, Ragini Gupta, Kamlendra Awasthi
    • Recent advances in application of the graphene-based membrane for water purification
    • Materials Today Chemistry 22 (2021): 100597. More
    • Rajesh Kumar, Kamakshi, Manoj Kumar, Kamlendra Awasthi
    • UV-irradiation assisted functionalization and binding of Pd nanoparticles in polycarbonate membranes for hydrogen separation      Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 28.34 (2021): 46404-46413. More
    • Kamakshi, Rajesh Kumar, Vibhav K Saraswat, Manoj Kumar, Kamlendra Awasthi
    • Active block copolymer layer on carboxyl-functionalized PET membrane for hydrogen separation
    • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45.37 (2020): 18676-84. More