US Patent No. 10,427,980

PREPARATION METHOD OF CERAMIC MEMBRANE SUPPORT


Patent No. 10,427,980
Issue Date October 01, 2019
Title Preparation Method Of Ceramic Membrane Support
Inventorship Fanpeng Meng, Shandong (CN)
Zhenkun Fan, Shandong (CN)
Chao Zhang, Shandong (CN)
Jian Zhang, Shandong (CN)
Assignee SHANDONG GUIYUAN ADVANCED CERAMICS CO., LTD, Zibo, Shandong (CN)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,427,980

1. A preparation method of a ceramic membrane support, comprising steps of:(1) taking aluminium hydroxide, produced through a carbon decomposing process, as a raw material, pre-sintering the aluminium hydroxide, and obtaining an alumina product A;
(2) calcining after adding a first mineralizer into the alumina product A, and then grinding till a particle size is in a range of 5-15 ?m, and then obtaining a ?-alumina product B, wherein: the first mineralizer is one or more members selected from a group consisting of aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, boric acid, sodium borate, aluminum fluoride, ammonium fluoride, calcium fluoride, magnesium fluoride, magnesium carbonate, magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, ammonium chloride, cerium fluoride, cerium oxide and lanthanum oxide, and an added amount of the first mineralizer is 0.1-2 wt % of the alumina product A;
(3) mixing the product B with Al2O3.nH2O, wherein n=1-3, calcining after adding a second mineralizer into the mixed product B, obtaining a ?-alumina product C and heat-preserving the ?-alumina product C, wherein:
a mass ratio of the product B to the Al2O3.nH2O is in a range of (1-10):1, and the Al2O3.nH2O is one or more members selected from a group consisting of pseudoboehmite, boehmite and aluminum hydroxide;
the second mineralizer is one or more members selected from a group consisting of aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, boric acid, sodium borate, aluminum fluoride, ammonium fluoride, calcium fluoride, magnesium fluoride, magnesium carbonate, magnesium chloride, sodium chloride, ammonium chloride, cerium fluoride, cerium oxide and lanthanum oxide, and an added amount of the second mineralizer is 0.1-2 wt % of a total mass of the product B and the Al2O3.nH2O;
(4) grinding, scattering and grading the calcined and heat-preserved ?-alumina product C, and obtaining polyhedral alumina powders, wherein: a primary particle size D50 of the polyhedral alumina powders is in a range of 1-30 ?m; and
(5) selecting a part of the polyhedral alumina powders as aggregates, wherein the part of the polyhedral alumina powders comprises a first subpart of the polyhedral alumina powders whose D50 is in a range of 20-25 ?m and amount is 75-85% of a total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders, and a second subpart of the polyhedral alumina powders whose D50 is in a range of 3-5 ?m and amount is 15-25% of the total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders, obtaining muds after mixing and evenly stirring the aggregates with a binder, water, humectant and dispersant, aging the muds under vacuum sealed, extruding the aged muds and obtaining a green body by an extruder, heat-preserving after drying the green body, and then sintering, and finally obtaining a porous alumina support, wherein:
the binder is methylcellulose or hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose with an added amount of 4-10% of the total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders; an added amount of the water is 20-40% of the total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders; the humectant is glycerin with an added amount of 1.5-3.5% of the total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders; the dispersant is polyethylene glycol or PVA dispersant with an added amount of 2-5% of the total mass of the polyhedral alumina powders.