On-Line NIR to Regulate Pervaporation Process: Application for Dehydration

The regeneration of volatile organic solvents via dehydration tests, from 90 wt %, was evaluated by pervaporation using an on-line near-infrared (NIR) spectrometer. Experiments were performed using a bis(triethoxysilyl)methane (BTESM)-based ceramic HybSi((R)) membrane at temperatures of 20, 30 and 40 degrees C. The presence of an on-line NIR allows continuous monitoring of the process without sampling, and quickly estimates mass fractions of species in the retentate. Dehydration tests were performed at 30 degrees C in order to confirm the on-line NIR reproducibility, and closely matched results obtained with an off-line densimeter. These results validated the usefulness of the on-line NIR and provided the same precision whatever the mass fraction in the retentate. A good on-line reproducibility was found, with an agreement between the on-line NIR and off-line densimeter, obtaining an average deviation of +/- 0.058 wt %, +/- 0.17 wt % and +/- 0.049 wt %, respectively, at 20, 30 and 40 degrees C.

Thomas La Rocca, Emilie Carretier, Thomas Clair, Martial Etienne, Philippe Moulin. On-Line NIR to Regulate Pervaporation Process: Application for Dehydration. Membranes, 2018, 8 (3), pp.74. ⟨hal-01947010⟩

Journal: Membranes

Date de publication: 01-09-2018

  • Thomas La Rocca
  • Emilie Carretier
  • Thomas Clair
  • Martial Etienne
  • Philippe Moulin

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