Development of Support Technology for Designing Hydrogen Separation Membrane Module

In terms of using hydrogen as a clean energy resource, environmentally friendly energy system attracts great attention and raises expectations for practical application. In existing hydrogen production system, there are technological problems, such as thermal efficiency of generation and separation process, and complexity of whole process. The membrane reaction system composed of these processes makes the whole process optimized and helps save energy.

We have developed the system that can estimate the performance of separation membrane module by applying the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) engine modified for the performance simulation of the gas separator membrane. This study unveils the influence that the structural parameters of the separation membrane module exert on the separation performance.