Sorption of aroma compounds in poly(octylmethylsiloxane) (POMS)

Thomas Schäfer, Andreas Heintz, João G. Crespo

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The equilibrium partitioning of model aroma compounds into a membrane polymer, poly(octylmethylsiloxane) (POMS) is studied. Linear sorption isotherms were determined in the concentration range relevant to subsequent pervaporation studies, both in aqueous solution as well as in presence of 10 wt.% of ethanol. Multi-component sorption studies confirmed sorption coefficients obtained with binary solutions, indicating that possible solute-solute interactions had no apparent effect on the partitioning of the solutes into the membrane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Membrane Science
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005


  • Aroma recovery
  • Pervaporation
  • Poly(octylmethylsiloxane)
  • Sorption


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