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Modeling and Analysis on Pervaporation Separation of Composite Zeolite Membranes

Abstract Pervaporation is a membrane separation technology that has had industrial application and which is the subject of ongoing research. Two major factors are important in judging the quality of a membrane: selectivity and permeation flux. Although many types of materials can be used for the separation layer, zeolites will be the material considered in this thesis. A simple mathematical model has been developed to demonstrate the inter-relationships between relative permeation flux, reduced selectivity, and the relative resistance to mass transfer of the support to the zeolite layer. The model was applied to several membranes from our laboratory and to two examples from the literature. The model offers a useful way of conceptualizing membrane pe... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Mann, Stewart Conrad (Author) / Lin, Jerry (Advisor) / Lind, Mary Laura (Committee member) / Nielsen, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemical engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 110 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Chemical Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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