Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement

Carbon Capture and the Vapour Permeability of CC Membranes


Permeqability measurement of Carbon Capture Membranes

Carbon Capture is one of the most important issues facing the planet and the increase in development and testing of Carbon Capture membranes has been understandably dramatic.

Carbon capture membranes offer a solution to the problem or capturing CO2 from, for example, the flue- and fuel-gas streams created by large-scale power generation or other  industries with major CO2 emissions such as natural gas processing, synthetic fuel plants and fossil fuel-based hydrogen production plants.

Carbon Capture and the Vapour Permeability of CC Membranes


Stratagy options include post-combustion carbon capture (PCC), oxy-combustion, and pre-combustion carbon capture (PrCC).  In these systems detailed and accurate knowledge and testing of the CO2 permeability of the membranes used is critical, and this can be achieved using our Permeability meter together its range of specialist sensors which can measure not just the CO2 permeability but also the permeability of the membrane to most other gasses including oxygen, hydrocarbons, nitrogen and water vapour. 

The equipment can be supplied with an oven/ furnace as many Carbon Capture membranes are designed to work at high temperature.  The furnaces can operate at up to 1100 C. 

The equipment is highly accurate and easy to use with sensitivities in the PPM (parts per million) or PPB (parts per billion) range depending on the membrane and gas under test.  The instrument can test material samples of the material as well as CO2 filter units.

Results can be achieved in as little as 30 minutes for some vapours, materials and conditions.


Carbon Capture and the Vapour Permeability of CC MembranesClick here for a press release on permeability measurement for Carbon Capture membranes

Click here for Filtration and Separation magazine's editorial on Carbon Capture permeability measurement

Click here for Carbon Capture on Wikipedia

Click here for UK Government policy information on Carbon Capture

Click here for the Carbon Capture Journal