Hydrogen Separation Using Pt-Alumina Impregnated Membrane


A tubular commercial mesoporous support was used to prepare a Pt impregnated membrane using the reservoir method and tested for moderate temperature (300°C) gas transport of hydrogen (H2), helium (He) and nitrogen (N2) gas molecules. H2 and N2 gas permeation of 6.1 and 4.5 l/min at 1.0 barg feed pressure and 25°C respectively was obtained from the support. On the other hand, H2 and N2 gas permeation of 4.6 and 1.7 l/min at 1.0 barg feed pressure and 25°C respectively was also obtained from the Pt membrane. Selectivity of H2 over He of 1.96 at 300°C and 1.6 barg for the Pt membrane was obtained and found to be higher than that of the theoretical Knudsen selectivity. Also, a selectivity of H2 over N2 of 2.72 at 25°C and 1.0 barg was obtained and found to be close to that of the theoretical Knudsen selectivity. The gas permeation and the selectivity performance of the membrane were evaluated.

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Kajama, M. , Nwogu, N. , Okon, E. , Shehu, H. , Orakwe, I. and Gobina, E. (2015) Hydrogen Separation Using Pt-Alumina Impregnated Membrane. Energy and Power Engineering, 7, 412-417. doi: 10.4236/epe.2015.79039.

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