Parametric study of single and double stage membrane configuration in methane enrichment process

S. O. Masebinu, A. O. Aboyade, E. Muzenda

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Abstract

Operational study of a biogas upgrading plant with cleaning and methane (CH4) enrichment has been presented in this study. Parametric study was conducted to investigate the effect of variation of process conditions for single stage without recycle (SSWR) and double stage with permeate recycle (DSPR) on product purity, CHU recovery and compression power requirement. In the study, achieving high CH4 recovery and product purity simultaneously could not be attained in SSWR configuration. The performance of DSPR yielded a better result but with higher membrane area and compression power. DSPR configuration achieved high CH4 recovery and purity at increasing feed pressure, selectivity and feed flow. The CHU losses increased in both configurations as %CCh increased in the feed. DSPR configuration is considered the best configuration due to the end use of the product, as vehicular fuel, which requires high product purity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages581-589
Number of pages9
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9789881925374
ISBN (Print)9789881925350
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, WCECS 2014 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2014Oct 24 2014

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OtherWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, WCECS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period10/22/1410/24/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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Masebinu, S. O., Aboyade, A. O., & Muzenda, E. (2014). Parametric study of single and double stage membrane configuration in methane enrichment process. In World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014 (Vol. 2, pp. 581-589). Newswood Limited.