Economic Evaluation

  • Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
  • Dipak Rana
  • Takeshi Matsuura
  • Henry C. Foley


There are only articles concerning the economic evaluation of carbon related membranes. Two articles were chosen in this chapter to demonstrate detailed cost analysis involved in two applications of CMSMs; (1) for the recovery of hydrogen from the natural gas network (Granger, H., Int J Hydrogen Energy 33(9):2379–2388, 2008) and (2) CO2 removal from landfill gas (Granger, H., J Membr Sci 306:307–317).


Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Centrifugal Compressor Temperature Temperature Feed Pressure Carbon Molecular Sieve Carbon Molecular Sieve 
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  1. 1.
    Granger D, Hägg M-B (2008) The recovery by carbon molecular sieve membranes of hydrogen transmitted in natural gas network. Int J Hydrogen Energy 33 (9): 2379-2388CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Grainger D, Hägg M-B (2007) Evaluation of cellulose-derived carbon molecular sieve membranes for hydrogen separation from light hydrocarbons. J Membr Sci 306 (1-2): 307-317CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Koros WJ, Mahajan R (2000) Pushing the limits on possibilities for large-scale gas permeation: which strategies? J Membr Sci 175 (2): 181-196CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Prosser D, Ackerman MJ, Liu PKT, Sedigh MG, Tsotsis TT, Sahimi M (1999) An economic evaluation of carbon molecular sieve membranes in landfill gas applications. GC Environemtal Inc.: 1-9Google Scholar
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    Sedigh MG, Xu L, Tsotsis, TT, Sahami M (1999) Transport and morphological characteristics of polyetherimide-based carbon molecular sieve membranes. Ind Eng Chem Res 38 (9): 3367-3380CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
    • 1
  • Dipak Rana
    • 2
  • Takeshi Matsuura
    • 2
  • Henry C. Foley
    • 3
  1. 1.Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC) Materials and Manufacturing Research AllianceUniversity Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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