Faculty Advisor

Ma, Yi H.

Abstract

Two inorganic membranes were investigated for use in gas separations. The objectives were to synthesize palladium and zeolite A membranes and study their separation characteristics using pure hydrogen and nitrogen, as well as a 70% / 30% mixture of the two. It was found that the palladium membrane was effective at separating the mixture into a more than 99% pure hydrogen stream. The zeolite membrane was not effective in separating the same mixture, and the permeation followed the Knudsen diffusion.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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