Hollow fiber membrane model for gas separation: Process simulation, experimental validation and module characteristics study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/601178
Title:
Hollow fiber membrane model for gas separation: Process simulation, experimental validation and module characteristics study
Authors:
Ahmad, F. (Faizan); Lau, K.K.; Lock, S.S.M.; Rafiq, S. (Sikander); Khan, A. U. (Asad Ullah); Lee, M. (Moonyong)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Technology Futures Institute
Citation:
Ahmad, F., Lau, K.K., Lock, S.S.M., Rafiq, S., Khan, A. U., Lee, M. (2014) 'Hollow fiber membrane model for gas separation: Process simulation, experimental validation and module characteristics study' Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry; Online First 5 June 2014 : DOI: 10.1016/j.jiec.2014.05.041
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Issue Date:
5-Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/601178
DOI:
10.1016/j.jiec.2014.05.041
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1226086X14002901
Abstract:
Conceptual process simulations and optimization are essential in the design, operation and troubleshooting stages of a membrane-based gas separation system. Despite this, there are few mathematicalmodels/tools associated with a hollow fiber membrane module available in a commercial process simulator. A mathematical model dealing with the hollow fiber module characteristics that can be included within a commercial process simulator is needed to examine the performance and economics of a gas separation system. In this study, a hollow fiber membrane modelwas incorporated in Aspen HYSYS as a user defined unit operation for the study of carbon dioxide separation from methane. The hollow fibermembrane model was validated experimentally. The study of a double stage membrane module with a permeate recycle, which was proposed to be the optimal configuration in previous studies, was extended to consider the effects of the module characteristics (such as the fiber length, radius of the fiber bundle, diameter of the fibers, and porosity) on the process performance and economics. The gas processing cost (GPC) increased with increasing fiber length and bundle radius, and decreased with increasing outer diameter of the fibers and porosity. At the same time, the separation efficiency (product quality) was also dependent on these module parameters. Therefore, the tradeoff for the hollow fiber membrane module characteristics needs to be determined based on the minimum GPC with respect to the desired product purity
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Hollow fiber; Experimental validation; Gas separation; Membrane process; Process simulation
ISSN:
1226-086X
Rights:
Following 12 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 11/03/2016]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAhmad, F. (Faizan)en
dc.contributor.authorLau, K.K.en
dc.contributor.authorLock, S.S.M.en
dc.contributor.authorRafiq, S. (Sikander)en
dc.contributor.authorKhan, A. U. (Asad Ullah)en
dc.contributor.authorLee, M. (Moonyong)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-11T12:17:36Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-11T12:17:36Zen
dc.date.issued2014-06-05en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry; 21: 1246-1257en
dc.identifier.issn1226-086Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jiec.2014.05.041en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/601178en
dc.description.abstractConceptual process simulations and optimization are essential in the design, operation and troubleshooting stages of a membrane-based gas separation system. Despite this, there are few mathematicalmodels/tools associated with a hollow fiber membrane module available in a commercial process simulator. A mathematical model dealing with the hollow fiber module characteristics that can be included within a commercial process simulator is needed to examine the performance and economics of a gas separation system. In this study, a hollow fiber membrane modelwas incorporated in Aspen HYSYS as a user defined unit operation for the study of carbon dioxide separation from methane. The hollow fibermembrane model was validated experimentally. The study of a double stage membrane module with a permeate recycle, which was proposed to be the optimal configuration in previous studies, was extended to consider the effects of the module characteristics (such as the fiber length, radius of the fiber bundle, diameter of the fibers, and porosity) on the process performance and economics. The gas processing cost (GPC) increased with increasing fiber length and bundle radius, and decreased with increasing outer diameter of the fibers and porosity. At the same time, the separation efficiency (product quality) was also dependent on these module parameters. Therefore, the tradeoff for the hollow fiber membrane module characteristics needs to be determined based on the minimum GPC with respect to the desired product purityen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1226086X14002901en
dc.rightsFollowing 12 month embargo author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed: 11/03/2016]en
dc.subjectHollow fiberen
dc.subjectExperimental validationen
dc.subjectGas separationen
dc.subjectMembrane processen
dc.subjectProcess simulationen
dc.titleHollow fiber membrane model for gas separation: Process simulation, experimental validation and module characteristics studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Technology Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistryen
or.citation.harvardAhmad, F., Lau, K.K., Lock, S.S.M., Rafiq, S., Khan, A. U., Lee, M. (2014) 'Hollow fiber membrane model for gas separation: Process simulation, experimental validation and module characteristics study' Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry; Online First 5 June 2014 : DOI: 10.1016/j.jiec.2014.05.041en
dc.embargo12 monthsen
dc.date.accepted2014-05-29en
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