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An initial study of single gas permeation using a commercial alumina membrane.

Orakwe, Ifeyinwa R.; Nwogu, Ngozi C.; Kajama, Mohammed; Shehu, Habiba; Okon, Edidiong; Gobina, Edward


Ifeyinwa R. Orakwe

Ngozi C. Nwogu

Mohammed Kajama

Habiba Shehu

Edidiong Okon

Edward Gobina


S.I. Ao

Len Gelman

David W.L. Hukins

Andrew Hunter

A.M. Korsunsky


An initial study has been conducted using a commercially available alumina membrane. The study is based on single gas permeation method involving He, O2, CO2 and N2. The effect of trans membrane pressure drop, gas molecular mass, kinectic diameter, permselectivity and permeance were observed and discussed. Helium showed a faster flowrate through the membrane and the order of flow was He>O2>N2>CO2. The experiment was conducted at constant room temperature.

Start Date Jul 1, 2015
Publication Date Jul 3, 2015
Print ISSN 2078-0958
Electronic ISSN 2078-0966
Publisher New Publisher Required
Pages 737-739
Series Title Lecture notes in engineering and computer science
Series Number 2218
Series ISSN 2078-0966
ISBN 9789881404701
Institution Citation ORAKWE, I.R., NWOGU, N.C., KAJAMA, M., SHEHU, H., OKON, E. and GOBINA, E. 2015. An initial study of single gas permeation using a commercial alumina membrane. In Ao, S.I., Gelman, L., Hukins, D.W.L., Hunter, A. and Korsunsky, A.M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2015 World congress on engineering (WCE 2015), 1-3 July 2015, London, UK. Lecture notes in engineering and computer science, 2218. Hong Kong: Newswood Limited [online], pages 737-739. Available from:
Keywords Alumina membrane; Kinetic diameter; Molecular mass; Perm selectivity
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