Separation of diacteone alcohol-water mixtures by membrane pervaporation

C. Stewart Slater, Timothy Schurmann, Joshua MacMillian, Angela Zimarowski

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

14 Scopus citations


A study was conducted to evaluate membrane pervaporation for the separation of diacetone alcohol-water mixtures using commercially available membranes for organic enrichment and dehydration. Empirical correlations for the effect of the process parameters of feed concentration, feed temperature, permeate-side pressure, and scale-up were developed. The solvent-water mixture was successfully separated with a poly(vinyl alcohol) based Sulzer PERVAP 2210 dehydration membrane. Various dehydration membranes were evaluated and a comparison of the flux and separation factor was made. The membrane performance in separating acetone-water mixtures was also studied. An overall model to predict the membrane area needed for a scale-up was developed based on the results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2733-2753
Number of pages21
JournalSeparation Science and Technology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Filtration and Separation


Dive into the research topics of 'Separation of diacteone alcohol-water mixtures by membrane pervaporation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this