Figure A.6Membrane System
erties. When a pressurized stream of mixed gases flowed through the separator, the "fast" or more permeable gas, say hydrogen, would penetrate
the membranes at a higher rate than the "slow," less permeable gases, like
methane or carbon monoxide. The "fast" gas diffused into the permeate
spacer in the membrane, then flowed out in the permeate stream. Meanwhile, the remaining gases were channelled through a different gas outlet
and either vented to the atmosphere or used in another process.
Taken from the title of the article,
J. D. Ratcliff, The Saturday Evening Post, 20 September 1947, pp. 28, 68, 70-72.
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Book title: Out of Thin Air:A History of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., 1940-1990.
Contributors: Andrew J. Butrica - Author, Deborah G. Douglas - Author.
Publisher: Praeger Publishers.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1990.
Page number: 301.
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