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Table 2 Permeability of different liquids passing through the CNT membranesa

From: Preparation and Transport Performances of High-Density, Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membranes

  This research CNT/epoxy [25] CNT/polystyrene [21] MWNT/polystyrene [27] Polycarbonate membrane [2] CNT/Si3N4 [2]
Pore size (nm) 10 10 7 7 15 1.3–2.0
Length (μm) 120 4000 34~126 3~70 6 2~3
Water permeability 3.23 3.9 0.78 0.59~1.02 ~6 × 10−3 (1.2~4.6) × 10−1
Ethanol permeability 0.507 6.3 × 10−4 0.35 0.35   
Hexane permeability 1.00 9.3 0.45 0.44   
Kerosene permeability 0.10      
  1. aPermeability at 1 atm is in the units of ml min−1 cm−2