Platform Molecule Removal from Aqueous Mixture with Organophilic Pervaporation: Experiments and Modelling

  • Enikő Haáz Environmental and Process Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7032-1040
  • Nóra Valentinyi Environmental and Process Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Ariella Janka Tarjani Environmental and Process Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4107-1935
  • Daniel Fózer Environmental and Process Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Anita André Environmental and Process Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Selim Asmaa Khaled Mohamed Environmental and Process Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Fuad Rahimli Environmental and Process Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Tibor Nagy Environmental and Process Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Péter Mizsey Environmental and Process Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary; University of Miskolc, Hungary http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6976-6210
  • Csaba Deák University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • András József Tóth Environmental and Process Engineering Research Group, Department of Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5787-8557

Abstract

The work is motivated by a separation problem, which is ethanol removal from aqueous mixtures with membranes. Ethanol can be considered as promising biomass based platform molecule. The platform molecule includes several building-block chemicals grouped together, resulting in a range of downstream chemical products. To solve the target, organophilic pervaporation system is investigated using benchmarked Sulzer PERVAP™ 4060 membranes. Separation factors, total permeation fluxes, permeances and selectivities are experimentally determined. The target of this work is to parameter estimation for semi-empirical pervaporation model. The measured data are evaluated with improved pervaporation model by Valentinyi et al. [1]. Three different polymeric flat sheet membranes are investigated, PERVAP™ 4060, PERVAP™ 1060 and CELFA-CMG-OG010. It is found that the model can be applied also for each organophilic separation case.

Keywords: organophilic pervaporation, ethanol removal, platform molecule, mathematical modelling, parameter estimation
Published online
2018-05-04
How to Cite
Haáz, E., Valentinyi, N., Tarjani, A. J., Fózer, D., André, A., Khaled Mohamed, S. A., Rahimli, F., Nagy, T., Mizsey, P., Deák, C. and Tóth, A. J. (2019) “Platform Molecule Removal from Aqueous Mixture with Organophilic Pervaporation: Experiments and Modelling”, Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering, 63(1), pp. 138-146. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPch.12151.
Section
Articles