alexa Single Gas Permeation on γ-Alumina Ceramic Support
ISSN: 2090-4568

Journal of Advanced Chemical Engineering
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Research Article

Single Gas Permeation on γ-Alumina Ceramic Support

Mohammed Nasir Kajama*, Habiba Shehu, Edidiong Okon and Ify Orakwe

Centre for Process Integration and Membrane Technology (CPIMT), School of Engineering, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ, United Kingdom

*Corresponding Author:
Mohammed Nasir Kajama
Centre for Process Integration and Membrane Technology (CPIMT)
School of Engineering
The Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ, United Kingdom
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Received date: April 12, 2016; Accepted date: May 24, 2016; Published date: May 25, 2016

Citation: Kajama MN, Shehu H, Okon E, Orakwe I (2016) Single Gas Permeation on γ-Alumina Ceramic Support. J Adv Chem Eng 6:154. doi:10.4172/2090-4568.1000154

Copyright: © 2016 Kajama MN, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

This study examines the characterization (SEM-EDXA observation, BET measurement) and gas transport through a commercial tubular alumina mesoporous (20 and 500 Ǻ) support. Single gas permeation of helium (He), hydrogen (H2), nitrogen (N2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) was measured at a temperature of 450°C and feed pressures between 0.85 up to 1.0 bar. Observation of the permeance of the alumina support revealed that the transport of the gases under these conditions is governed by Knudsen diffusion. Selectivity of 2.7 was obtained for He/N2 at 1 bar. The selectivity obtained is comparable to the theoretical Knudsen value (2.65) for He/N2.

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