CMD - Ceramic Membranes
During the 21st century, advancements in hydrogen membrane separation technology will reduce costs, improve efficiency, and simplify hydrogen production systems. TA&T is collaborating with the Nanomaterials Laboratory at Virginia Tech to develop an innovative fabrication process for ceramic membrane hydrogen separation modules. TA&T utilizes our ceramic stereolithography (CSL) fabrication process, which has unparalleled geometric flexibility, to create complex porous alumina membrane support structures. At Virginia Tech, a breakthrough graded ceramic membrane for hydrogen separation is applied to the monolithic support modules provided by TA&T. The merging of these two technologies enables a high performance, all-ceramic hydrogen separation membrane module which can eliminate dependence on expensive precious metals commonly used for hydrogen separation.