Questioning the validity of present models for estimating the performances of zeolite-polymer mixed matrix membranes


Erdem-Senatalar A. , TATLIER M. , TANTEKIN-ERSOLMAZ S.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS, cilt.190, ss.677-692, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 190
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00986440390207332
  • Dergi Adı: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.677-692

Özet

An investigation was carried out to determine the applicability of the conventional models to the mixed matrix permeability data reported in the literature. The series, parallel, Maxwell, effective medium theory (EMT), geometrical mean, and te Hennepe models were employed to estimate the zeolite permeabilities pertaining to various gases. The variations of the zeolite permeabilities with respect to the model, polymer type, and zeolite loading used were taken as indicators of the suitability of the models to be applied to permeability data. Data reported for various zeolites and polymers were utilized in the calculations. The results obtained showed that in many cases, taking into consideration the zeolite and polymer permeabilities and the zeolite loading is not sufficient to describe the performances of the zeolite-polymer mixed matrix membranes in an accurate manner. It is demonstrated that the properties of an additional phase, the interphase, should also be taken into consideration for a better prediction.