Welcome To UTPedia

We would like to introduce you, the new knowledge repository product called UTPedia. The UTP Electronic and Digital Intellectual Asset. It stores digitized version of thesis, final year project reports and past year examination questions.

Browse content of UTPedia using Year, Subject, Department and Author and Search for required document using Searching facilities included in UTPedia. UTPedia with full text are accessible for all registered users, whereas only the physical information and metadata can be retrieved by public users. UTPedia collaborating and connecting peoples with university’s intellectual works from anywhere.

Disclaimer - Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the usage of any information obtained from this web site.Best viewed using Mozilla Firefox 3 or IE 7 with resolution 1024 x 768.

Separation of Moisture from Natural Gas Using Membrane Separation

Alias, Alia Najiah (2004) Separation of Moisture from Natural Gas Using Membrane Separation. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

[img] PDF
Download (1MB)


Natural gas is a vital component of the world's supply of energy. It is one of the cleanest, safest, most useful of all energy sources and gives many uses to the residentially, industrially and commercially. The natural gas has to be treated in several processing steps especially dehydration and hydrocarbon dew point in order to meet the required pipeline and quality specifications. The impurities especially water has to be removed in order to avoid the build-up of gas hydrates and to upgrade the gas pipeline specifications. For this study, membrane technology is the main concern as it is now becoming a new technology and one of the alternatives in gas separation beside the existence technology such as adsorption or cryogenic distillation process. The method used in carrying out this research project is through modeling using MathCAD software. The scope study is determination on the permeability of the pure methane and moisture, and the mixture of methane and moisture with respect to the changed in parameters such as pressure, temperature and pore size. The study is extended to analyze the selectivity (separation factor) of both gases with respect to pressure, temperature and pore size complete mixing model. Throughout the study, it could be concluded that the permeability is most favorable at higher pore size, temperature, pressure and moisture contents. The separation of moisture from the methane is most enhanced at the higher pressure and pore size but at lower temperature. By using the selected membrane with pores size equals to 0.4 nm, ~=0.272 and .=0.3676, the separation is proved to occur through the mathematical modeling using MathCAD. The results obtained are satisfied and fulfilled all the objectives of this study.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 11:08
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:46
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/8676

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...