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, and creating polymer nanocomposites to achieve unprecedented Physico-chemical properties and gas separation performance. We primarily work with our own developed gas permeability setup along with PMI Diffusion Permeater.

  • •     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 47.99 (2022), 41820-41832 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.
    • 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