Simulation of Hydrogen Separation from Hydrogen Sulfide Decomposition Gases Using Inorganic Membranes

Jasimuz Zaman, Amit Chakma

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Abstract

One dimensional isothermal models were used to simulate the thermal decomposition of hydrogen sulfide in palladium and ceramic membrane reactors. The operational characteristics of the reactors were investigated in terms of dimensionless numbers relating the physical parameters of the membranes, the dimensions of the reactor, the reaction parameters and the operating variables. The results obtained suggest that conversions as high as 50% can be achieved with the palladium membrane reactor at high sweep gas flow rates, compared to an equilibrium conversion of 8.84%. Ceramic membranes on the other hand were found to lead to limiting values of conversion because of poor selectivity of permeation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGas Cleaning at High Temperatures
EditorsR. Clift, J.K.P. Seville
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBlackie Academic and Professional
Pages671-686
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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