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An Equilibrium Theory for the Parametric Pump
Author

Housam Binous
Organization: KFUPM
Department: Chemical Engineering
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/homepageofdrhousambinous/
Revision date

2007-02-12
Description

We can achieve very large separation factors using a parametric pump. Here, we find an analytical expression of the separation factor using the local equilibrium assumption and we plot this factor versus the number of cycles. Results are in agreement with the paper by R. L. Pigford, B. Baker III and D. E. Blum, An Equilibrium Theory for the Parametric Pump, I & EC Fundamentals, Vol 8, No 1, pp. 144- 149, 1969.
Subjects

*Engineering > Chemical Engineering
*Science > Chemistry
Keywords

Equilibrium theory, parametric pump, difference equations, direct mode, adsorption, alternate heating and cooling, upward and downward flow
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