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Hamidreza Sanaeepur

Hamidreza Sanaeepur

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3255-9696
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 36129742900
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-32625410

Research

Title
Hydrogen recovery from ammonia purge gas by a membrane separator: A simulation study
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
hollow fiber separator membrane Ammonia purge gas H2 separation membrane numerical simulation
Year
2019
Journal International Journal of Energy Research
DOI
Researchers Meysam Maarefian ، Samaneh Bandehali ، Shabnam Azami ، Hamidreza Sanaeepur ، Abdolreza Moghadassi

Abstract

In this study, a two‐dimensional mathematical model is proposed for modeling the hollow fiber membrane (HFM) separators for hydrogen (H2) recovery unit implemented in the Razi Petrochemical Company (Imam Khomeini Port, Iran) to capture hydrogen from ammonia (NH3) purge gas. In this regard, computational fluid dynamics is applied to solve the equations of momentum and mass transfer in the laminar flow conditions. Axial and radial diffusion for mass transfer inside the membrane fibers and axial diffusion within the shell side of separator were considered. The distributions of concentration, velocity, and mass transfer fluxes were achieved by the model. As the new insights, the effects of feed flow rate and feed gas concentration on mass transfer of H2 were investigated. Moreover, fluid velocity profile and H2 fluxes in the tube (fiber), membrane, and shell sides of the HFM separator were studied. The results of simulation were compared with the industrial data and showed that the present developed model has excellent agreement with the experimental data with a low mean deviation value of 3.5%.