This week, your task is to design an experiment for the Gas Permeation system. You must use your knowledge of chemical engineering and your resources to:
1. Perform a mass balance for one set of data. Calculate the molar flow rate for each component and the non-permeate and permeate streams.
2. Calculate flux, stage cut, percent recovery, and separation factor. Include relevant graphs for the permeate and non-permeate data (such as: total permeate flux versus stage cut, percent oxygen recovery versus operating pressure, separation factor versus stage cut, etc.)
3. Calculate the separation factors for each stage and for the two-, three-, and four-module system. Compare the counter-current data (stages 1 & 3) to the cocurrent data (stages 2 & 4).
4. Calculate the mole percent of oxygen and nitrogen in the feed stream and compare this with literature values for air.