CO_2 Separation by Using a Three-stage Membrane Process
Bingcheng Liu；Xuan Yang；Ting Wang；Mengmeng Zhang；Pen-Chi Chiang
Optimal design ； CO_2-EOR extraction gas ； CO_2 capture ； Multi-stage membrane separator
Aerosol and Air Quality Research
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19卷12期（2019 / 12 / 01）
2917 - 2928
This work proposed and optimized a three-stage membrane process for CO_2 separation. The results of this study revealed that the membrane technology is a suitable process for the CO_2 separation in a higher concentration. In addition, the MATLAB was used to simulate and obtain the optimal operational parameters for a three-stage membrane process. This work established a partial cycle and recovered the CO_2 from the permeation side of second-stage membrane that enhance a higher purity CO_2 gas stream. The results of this study indicated that when the CO_2 concentration was higher than 50% and at a flow rate of 100000 Nm^3 d^(-1), the CO_2 separation could be achieved at the optimal operation condition. Under the conditions that the membrane areas were 2400, 3800, and 1800 m^2 for the first-, second-, and third-stage membrane, respectively and the operational pressure at first- and third stage membrane were 3.0 and 2.5 MPa, respectively, the CO_2 separation fraction was higher than 90% and CH_4 loss rate was lower than 5%. The results of this study have a high potential for the practical application.