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Investigation on Simulation of NaX Zeolite Membrane in Pervaporation process

Mansoor Kazemimoghadam1 , Zahra Amiri Rigi2

1 Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Chemical Engineering, Tehran, Iran.
2 South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Correspondence should be addressed to: mzkazemi@gmail.com.

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Vol.4 , Issue.6 , pp.1-8, Dec-2017

CrossRef-DOI:   https://doi.org/10.26438/ijsrcs/v4i6.18

Online published on Dec 31, 2017

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IEEE Style Citation: Mansoor Kazemimoghadam, Zahra Amiri Rigi, “Investigation on Simulation of NaX Zeolite Membrane in Pervaporation process”, International Journal of Scientific Research in Chemical Sciences, Vol.4, Issue.6, pp.1-8, 2017.

MLA Style Citation: Mansoor Kazemimoghadam, Zahra Amiri Rigi "Investigation on Simulation of NaX Zeolite Membrane in Pervaporation process." International Journal of Scientific Research in Chemical Sciences 4.6 (2017): 1-8.

APA Style Citation: Mansoor Kazemimoghadam, Zahra Amiri Rigi, (2017). Investigation on Simulation of NaX Zeolite Membrane in Pervaporation process. International Journal of Scientific Research in Chemical Sciences, 4(6), 1-8.

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Abstract :
Separation performance of Faujasite NaX zeolite membrane was studied for water-unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) mixture using pervaporation (PV). A comprehensive transient model was developed using COMSOL Multiphysics software version 5.2. The developed unsteady state 2D model was capable of predicting concentration distribution in both membrane and feed phases. The membranes showed good selectivity towards water in the water-UDMH mixtures. Water permeates faster because of its preferential adsorption into the Nano-pores of the hydrophilic zeolite membrane. In PV of water-UDMH mixtures, the membrane exhibits a hydrophilic behavior, with a high selectivity towards water and a good flux. The best NaX membrane had a water flux of 2.67 kg/m2.h at 27oC. The best PV selectivity was obtained to be 40.

Key-Words / Index Term :
Ceramics, Nanostructures, Chemical synthesis, X-ray diffraction, CFD simulation

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