A transport model based on kinetic theory for water vapor separation in hollow fiber membranes

D. Bergmair, S.J. Metz, H.C. Lange, de, A.A. Steenhoven, van

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Abstract

A method to predict the permeation of water vapor, present in a laminar flowing humid carrier gas, through a hollow fiber membrane is presented. The method uses simulation particles that move like molecules, according to the kinetic gas theory, but carry the physical properties of an ensemble of molecules which they statistically represent. With this approach an ideal operational window for membrane modules can be found and parameters tested for, can be varied over orders of magnitude. The results show that the right dimensioning is essential for the efficient use of the membrane area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
JournalComputer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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