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Numerical Analysis for Separation of Methane by Hollow Fiber Membrane with Cocurrent Flow
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  • Journal title : Korean Chemical Engineering Research
  • Volume 53, Issue 3,  2015, pp.295-301
  • Publisher : The Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • DOI : 10.9713/kcer.2015.53.3.295
 Title & Authors
Numerical Analysis for Separation of Methane by Hollow Fiber Membrane with Cocurrent Flow
Lee, Seungmin; Seo, Yeonhee; Kang, Hanchang; Kim, Jeonghoon; Lee, Yongtaek;
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 Abstract
A theoretical analysis was carried out to examine the concentration behavior of methane from a biogas using a polysulfone membrane. After the governing equations were derived for the cocurrent flow mode in a membrane module, the coupled nonlinear differential equations were numerically solved with the Compaq Visual Fortran 6.6 software. At the typical operating condition of mole fraction of 0.7 in a feed stream, the mole fraction of methane in the retentate increased to 0.76 while the normalized retentate flow rate to the feed flow rate decreased from 1 to 0.79. When either the mole fraction of methane in a feed increased or the pressure of the feed stream increased, the methane mole fraction in the retentate increased. On the other hand, it was found that as either the membrane area decreased or the ratio of the permeate pressure to the feed pressure increased, the methane mole fraction in the retentate decreased. In case that the stage cut increased, the methane mole fraction in the retentate increased while the recovery of methane slightly decreased.
 Keywords
Cocurrent;Polysulfone Membrane;Numerical Analysis;Methane;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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