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Separation of Air using Complete Mixing, Cross-Flow and Countercurrent-Flow Models

Housam Binous
Organization: KFUPM
Department: Chemical Engineering
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The three notebooks compute the permeate and residue compositions obtained using a membrane separation module. Membrane area is also computed. Feed is air and is considered as a binary mixture. Complete mixing model, cross-flow model and countercurrent-flow model are used. This problem was proposed by C. J. Geankoplis in Transport Processes and Unit Operations, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall, 1993 (examples 13.4-2 and 13.6-1 in pages 767 and 775). We use a different approach to solve this air separation problem than the one used by Professor Geankoplis. In addition, we extend his resolution to the countercurrent-flow model.

*Engineering > Chemical Engineering
*Science > Chemistry

air separation, membrane separation, complete mixing model, cross-flow model, countercurrent-flow model
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CoCurrentFlowNew.nb (169.5 KB) - Mathematica Notebook [for Mathematica 5.1]
CompleteMixing.nb (59.9 KB) - Mathematica Notebook [for Mathematica 5.1]
CounterCurrentNew.nb (190.2 KB) - Mathematica Notebook [for Mathematica 5.1]
CrossFlow.nb (111.4 KB) - Mathematica Notebook [for Mathematica 5.1]