Membrane technology has been applied in the treatment of natural gas since the 1980s. To become competitive with the more established technologies, and for treating low-quality gas fields, considerable efforts have been made to develop nanocomposite membranes. In this chapter, various synthesis techniques and structures of nanocomposite membranes and evaluations of their potential applications in natural gas treatment are reviewed. Furthermore, the performances of various nanocomposite membranes are elaborated in detail. The prospect of using nanocomposite membranes for natural gas treatment, in particular for CO2 removal, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanocomposite Membranes for Water and Gas Separation
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780128167106
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Low-quality natural gas
  • Membrane
  • Nanocomposite
  • Nanoparticle
  • Natural gas treatment


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