Analysis of hollow fibre membrane systems for multicomponent gas separation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562631
Title:
Analysis of hollow fibre membrane systems for multicomponent gas separation
Authors:
Khalilpour, Rajab; Abbas, Ali; Lai, Zhiping ( 0000-0001-9555-6009 ) ; Pinnau, Ingo ( 0000-0003-3040-9088 )
Abstract:
This paper analysed the performance of a membrane system over key design/operation parameters. A computation methodology is developed to solve the model of hollow fibre membrane systems for multicomponent gas feeds. The model represented by a nonlinear differential algebraic equation system is solved via a combination of backward differentiation and Gauss-Seidel methods. Natural gas sweetening problem is investigated as a case study. Model parametric analyses of variables, namely feed gas quality, pressure, area, selectivity and permeance, resulted in better understanding of operating and design optima. Particularly, high selectivities and/or permeabilities are shown not to be necessary targets for optimal operation. Rather, a medium selectivity (<60 in the given example) combined with medium permeance (∼300-500×10-10mol/sm2Pa in the given case study) is more advantageous. This model-based membrane systems engineering approach is proposed for the synthesis of efficient and cost-effective multi-stage membrane networks. © 2012 The Institution of Chemical Engineers.
KAUST Department:
Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical and Biological Engineering Program
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Chemical Engineering Research and Design
Issue Date:
Feb-2013
DOI:
10.1016/j.cherd.2012.07.009
Type:
Article
ISSN:
02638762
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Center; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Chemical and Biological Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorKhalilpour, Rajaben
dc.contributor.authorAbbas, Alien
dc.contributor.authorLai, Zhipingen
dc.contributor.authorPinnau, Ingoen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T10:59:05Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T10:59:05Zen
dc.date.issued2013-02en
dc.identifier.issn02638762en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cherd.2012.07.009en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562631en
dc.description.abstractThis paper analysed the performance of a membrane system over key design/operation parameters. A computation methodology is developed to solve the model of hollow fibre membrane systems for multicomponent gas feeds. The model represented by a nonlinear differential algebraic equation system is solved via a combination of backward differentiation and Gauss-Seidel methods. Natural gas sweetening problem is investigated as a case study. Model parametric analyses of variables, namely feed gas quality, pressure, area, selectivity and permeance, resulted in better understanding of operating and design optima. Particularly, high selectivities and/or permeabilities are shown not to be necessary targets for optimal operation. Rather, a medium selectivity (<60 in the given example) combined with medium permeance (∼300-500×10-10mol/sm2Pa in the given case study) is more advantageous. This model-based membrane systems engineering approach is proposed for the synthesis of efficient and cost-effective multi-stage membrane networks. © 2012 The Institution of Chemical Engineers.en
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectDesignen
dc.subjectGas membraneen
dc.subjectHollow fibreen
dc.subjectModellingen
dc.subjectMulticomponent gasen
dc.subjectNatural gas sweeteningen
dc.titleAnalysis of hollow fibre membrane systems for multicomponent gas separationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAdvanced Membranes and Porous Materials Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentChemical and Biological Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalChemical Engineering Research and Designen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australiaen
kaust.authorLai, Zhipingen
kaust.authorPinnau, Ingoen
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