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Synthesis of gas transport through nano composite ceramic membrane for esterification and volatile organic compound separations.

Okon, Edidiong; Shehu, Habiba; Gobina, Edward

Authors

Edidiong Okon

Habiba Shehu

Edward Gobina



Abstract

The transport behaviour of carrier gases with inorganic catalytic ceramic membrane used for ethyl lactate production and VOC (volatile organic compound) recovery in the gauge pressure range of 0.10-1.00 bar and temperature range of 333 K was investigated. The gases include Ar (argon), N2 (nitrogen) and CO2 (carbon dioxide). The gas kinetic diameter with respect to permenace was found to occur in the order of Ar > CO2 > N2, which was not in agreement with molecular sieving mechanism of transport after the first dip-coating of the support. However, gas flow rate was found to increase with gauge pressure in the order of Ar > CO2 > N2, indicating Knudsen mechanism of transport. The porous ceramic support showed a higher flux indicating Knudsen transport. The surface image of the dip-coated porous ceramic membrane was characterised using SEM (scanning electron microscopy) to determine the surface morphology of the porous support at 333 K.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 25, 2014
Journal Journal of mechanics engineering and automation
Print ISSN 2159-5275
Electronic ISSN 2159-5283
Publisher David Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 11
Pages 905-913
Institution Citation OKON, E., SHEHU, H. and GOBINA, E. 2014. Synthesis of gas transport through nano composite ceramic membrane for esterification and volatile organic compound separations. Journal of mechanics engineering and automation [online], 4(11), pages 905-913. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17265/2161-623X/2014.11.007
DOI https://doi.org/10.17265/2161-623X/2014.11.007
Keywords Inorganic ceramic membrane; Permeance; Gas flow rate; Kinetic diameter
Publisher URL http://www.davidpublisher.org/index.php/Home/Article/index?id=765.html

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