(422d) Global Optimization of Multicomponent Membrane Cascade
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 8:30am to 8:45am
In the current work, a global optimization algorithm has been developed to determine the optimal membrane cascade in terms of energy consumption. Given the feed composition, permselectivity of each of the components, product purity, and recovery requirement, the optimal membrane cascade and the optimal operating condition can be easily determined. The algorithm is tested over several real-life applications such as NGL recovery, H2 recovery from hydrocarbon mixture, and acid gas removal from shale gas to evaluate the performance of the algorithm.
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