Separation of Hydrocarbons by Liquid Membrane Permeation

  • Norman N. Li


A novel separation technique based on selective permeation through liquid surfactant membrances for hydrocarbon separations is described. Some of the possible process schemes are discussed. The permeation and separation mechanism is discussed in terms of the effects of temperature, using glycerol and acetone as membrane additives, solvent-emulsion mixing intensity, and the nature and composition of feed.


Surfactant Solution Separation Factor Liquid Membrane Permeation Rate Membrane Selectivity 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Literature Cited

  1. 1.
    Adamson, A. W., “Physical Chemistry of Surfaces,” New York, Interscience Publishers, Inc., 1967.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Binning, R. C., R. J. Lee, J. F. Jennings, E. C. Martin, Ind. Eng. Chem., 53, 45 (1961).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Davies, J. T., and E. K. Rideal, “Interfacial Phenomena,” Academic Press, New York, 1963.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    LaMer, Y. K., ed., “Retardation of Evaporation by Monolayers,” Academic Press, New York (1962).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Li, N. N., A. I. Ch. E. J, 17, (1), (1971) (In Press).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Li, N. N., Preprint Volume of Material Engineering and Science Division Biennial Conference p. 291, 67, A.I.Ch.E. National Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, February 15–18, 1970.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Li, N. N. and R. B. Long, “Membrane Processes” Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbook, 5th Edition, McGraw Hill, New York (In Press).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Li, N. N. and R. B. Long, In “Progress in Separation and Purification” Vol. 3 (E. S. Perry, ed.), Interscience, New York (In Press).Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    McAuliffe, C., J. Phys. Chem., 70, 1267 (1966).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman N. Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Esso Research and Engineering CompanyUSA

Personalised recommendations