Development of an extended model for the permeation of environmentally hazardous CO2 gas across asymmetric hollow fiber composite membranes

Asif Jamil, Oh Pei Ching, Tanveer Iqbal, Sikander Rafiq, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Muhammad Zubair Shahid, Muhammad Mubashir, Sivakumar Manickam, Pau Loke Show

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Abstract

This study presents an extended thermodynamic and phenomenological combined model to mitigate the environmental hazardous acid gas over composite membranes. The model has been applied to an acid gas such as carbon dioxide (CO2) for its permeation through polyetherimide incorporated montmorillonite (Mt) nanoparticles hollow fiber asymmetric composite membranes. The well-established non-equilibrium lattice fluid (NELF) model for penetrating low molecular weight penetrant in a glassy polyetherimide (PEI) was extended to incorporate the other important polymer/filler system features such as tortuosity in acid gas diffusion pathways resulted from layered filler aspect ratio and concentration. The model mentioned above predicts the behavior of acid gas in PEI-Mt composite membranes based on thermodynamic characteristics of CO2 and PEI and tortuosity due to Mt. The calculated results are compared to experimentally determined values of CO2 permeability through PEI-Mt composite asymmetric hollow fiber membranes at varying transmembrane pressures and Mt concentrations. A reasonable agreement was found between the model predicted behavior and experimentally determined data in terms of CO2 solubility, Mt concentration and aspect ratio were calculated based on average absolute relative error (%AARE). The proposed modified model efficiently predicts the CO2 permeance across MMMs up to 3 wt% Mt loadings and 6 bar pressure with ± 10%AARE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of hazardous materials
Volume417
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 5 2021
Externally publishedYes

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