An Apparatus for Determination of Sorption and Permeation of Organic Vapors in Polymers by Infrared Spectroscopy

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D. Radotínskýa, O. Vopičkaa, V. Hyneka, P. Izákb, and K. Friessa

a Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, b Institute of Chemical Processes, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

Keywords: multifunction apparatus, sorption, permeation, infrared spectroscopy


A new multifunctional apparatus employing IR spectrometry was used for determination of permeation and sorption of organic vapors and their binary mixtures in flat sheet polymer membranes. IR spectrometry allows rapid and accurate determination of the grain content or loss of substances. The advantage of this approach becomes apparent when compared with conventional permeation (time lag) or sorption (gravimetric) methods. The new method enables parallel monitoring of the composition.


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