Ofasa Abunumah, Priscilla Ogunlude and Edward Gobina
The effect of system temperature on the sweep quality (SQ) of common gases used in the industry has been investigated experimentally. SQ measures the degree of spread of fluid across the nooks and crannies of porous matrices. It is desired for SQ to be relatively high in some industrial processes. Investigators have studied quantities that qualify fluid behaviour in porous media, such as permeance, transmissibility and mobility, and how these quantities are affected by temperature. The equation of state for ideal gas indicates temperature can affect other properties of gases. However, the temperature effect on SQ has not been investigated thus the need for this research. The benefits of the research outcome extend across industrial processes where there are endothermic or exothermic interactions, process control, and output optimization, such as fluid displacement, catalytic reaction, and gas separation.
Published Date: 2021-08-04; Received Date: 2021-07-06