MEMSIC is a software component simulating any membrane module in a process. MEMSIC has been developed by the Separation Processes Group at LRGP. Four different types of hydrodynamic conditions are taken into account in MEMSIC
- cross plug flow
- perfect mixing,
- Co-Current plug flow
- Counter Current plug flow.
Additionally, five different concepts and/or theoretical models are proposed to describe the transport mechanism of molecular species through a membrane:
- Constant Permeability,
- Dual Mode,
- Flory Huggins
More on MEMSIC:
- Jasper van BATEN and Roda BOUNACEUR, MEMSIC 2.0: Membrane Gas Separation Simulator. CAPE-OPEN 2017 Annual Meeting, 12 October; Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom.
- Álvaro A. RAMIREZ-SANTOS, Christophe CASTEL, Eric FAVRE, Utilization of blast furnace flue gas: Opportunities and challenges for polymeric membrane gas separation processes. Journal of Membrane Science, 526 (2017), pp. 191–204.
- Roda BOUNACEUR, Etienne BERGER, Marc PFISTER, Alvaro Andres Ramirez SANTOS, Eric FAVRE, Rigorous variable permeability modelling and process simulation for the design of polymeric membrane gas separation units: MEMSIC simulation tool. Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 523 (2017), pp. 77-91.
- In Aspen Plus®: Ramírez-Santos, Á. A., Bozorg, M., Addis, B., Piccialli, V., Castel, C., & Favre, E. (2018). Optimization of multistage membrane gas separation processes. Example of application to CO2 capture from blast furnace gas. Journal of Membrane Science, 566, 346–366.
- In Aspen Plus®: Picaud-Vannereux, S., Lutin, F., Favre, E., & Roizard, D. (2020). Energy efficiency of membrane vs hybrid membrane/cryogenic processes for propane recovery from nitrogen purging vents: A simulation study. Separation and Purification Technology, 240.