Effect of Complexation Reaction Constant on the Separation of Propylene/Propane by Supported Liquid Membrane

Document Type: Research Paper

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1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), No. 424, Hafez Ave., P.O. Box 15875- 4413, Tehran, Iran

2 Membrane Processes Laboratory, Department of Petrochemical Engineeing, Amirkabir University of Technology, Mahshahr Campus, Mahshar, Iran

Abstract

Traditional systems for olefin/paraffin separation, like low-temperature distillation, are expensive and very energy consuming, and therefore, alternative separation methods are desired. Facilitated transport membranes are new tools for this separation to be substituted in large scale separation of olefin-paraffin mixtures. To design a membrane process for olefin-paraffin separation, equilibrium data is required. In the present work, silver nitrate (AgNO3) was used as the carrier for facilitated transport of propylene. The equilibrium constant value of the reaction between propylene and silver ions was determined by the volumetric method. The influence of pressure, temperature and silver ion concentration on equilibrium constant value was evaluated.

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Effect of Complexation Reaction Constant on the Separation of Propylene/Propane by Supported Liquid Membrane

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