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Author(s): Guler Narin
Ana Ribeiro
Alexandre Ferreira
Young Hwang
U-Hwang Lee
José Loureiro
Jong-San Chang
Alírio Rodrigues
Title: Propylene/Nitrogen Separation in a By-Stream of the Polypropylene Production: From Pilot Test and Model Validation to Industrial Scale Process Design and Optimization
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Two industrial-scale pressure swing adsorption (PSA) processes were designed and optimized by simulations: recovery of only nitrogen and recovery of both nitrogen and propylene from a polypropylene manufacture purge gas stream. MIL-100(Fe) granulates were used as adsorbent. The mathematical model employed in the simulations was verified by a PSA experiment. The effect of several operating parameters on the performance of the proposed PSA processes was investigated. For the nitrogen recovery, a 5-step 2-column PSA process produced a nitrogen stream of 95.4% purity with recovery of 85.2%, productivity of 6.0 mol N-2/kg adsorbent/h, and power consumption of 156 Wh/kgN(2). Nitrogen and propylene with 96.2% and 97.6% purity, respectively, were obtained from the 6-step 3-column nitrogen and propylene recovery PSA process. The nitrogen and propylene recoveries obtained are 98.4% and 91.0%, respectively. The nitrogen and propylene productivities were estimated as 4.61 and 1.83 mol product/kg adsorbent/h and the power consumption as 383 Wh/kgN(2).
Subject: Engenharia química, Engenharia química
Chemical engineering, Chemical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia química
Engineering and technology::Chemical engineering
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projetos Estratégicos/PEst-C/EQB/LA0020/2013/PROJECTO ESTRATÉGICO - LA 20 - 2013-2014/LA 20
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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