Absorption of CO2 in a transverse flow hollow fiber membrane module having a few wraps of the fiber mat

D. Bhaumik, S. Majumdar, K. K. Sirkar

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Abstract

An experimental study of gas-liquid contacting was conducted to determine the mass-transfer performance characteristics of hollow fiber devices that employ transverse liquid flow over microporous hydrophobic fibers present in a mat wrapped around a central feeder tube. Gas flow was through the fiber lumen; water was employed to absorb CO2 from pure CO2 and from a mixture of CO2-N2. The results are characteristics of the local crossflow mass transfer due to the limited number of wraps of fiber layers. A correlation for mass-transfer coefficient was developed and compared with correlations from the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-82
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Membrane Science
Volume138
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Filtration and Separation

Keywords

  • Fiber membranes
  • Gas separations
  • Gas-liquid contactor
  • Microporous and porous membranes
  • Transverse flow

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