Zeolites are one of the amazing materials available in nature because of their structural pores. Interestingly, these god-gifted properties of zeolite can be used in gas separation and storage application. Actually, hydrogen separation and its storage are now a thrust research area. Hydrogen is considered as a ‘clean energy,’ which is indispensable for global affluence and alternative energy for future. But hydrogen is not accessible in its pure form during the industrial synthesis process and comes out with some other impurities like CO2 (GHG) and other gases. So, the production of carbon-free hydrogen and its storage is so much vital. In conventional technologies, few concerns are always existed during gas separation and also in storage process. Recently, membrane-based separation process is a highly demanding technology in the industry and shows some advantages as compared to conventional process. Based on this concept, in this chapter, three different types of zeolites, that is, DDR, SAPO 34, and Bikitaite are highlighted. Here, we described the advanced synthesis process and the mechanism towards the development of high-quality nearly defect-free membranes on cheaper support. Finally, the evaluation of membranes is described through gas permeation and selectivity results of different single gas and mixture gas composition. In addition, storage capacity of H2 by zeolite/surface-modified zeolites is included in this chapter.
Part of the book: Zeolites