P-type zeolite membranes were hydrothermally synthesized on porous α-alumina supports by the in situ crystallization method. Permselectivity as high as 102 was obtained for H2/SF6 by the P zeolite membrane. At room temperature, the permselectivities for H2/Ar and CH4/Ar are respectively 5.29 and 2.36 and the corresponding permeance of H2 is 5.71×10-7 mol m-2 s-1 Pa-1. The apparent activation energies for permeation of H2, CH4, and Ar through the P-type zeolite membranes in 25-65 °C were estimated to be 11.1, 9.1, and 15.2 kJ/mol, respectively. In a dry atmosphere, the crystalline structure of the zeolite layer gradually transforms from the cubic to tetragonal phase at temperatures higher than 65 °C. The transformation does not result in drastic changes in gas permeance and permselectivity, indicating that the P-type zeolite films are still continuous. The P-type zeolite membranes are more stable in a humid atmosphere.
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