How to Calculate and Solve for Permeability | Mass Transfer

The image above represents permeability.

To compute for permeability, five essential parameters are needed and these parameters are Constant (A), Partial Pressure (Po), Activation due to Permeation (Qp), Gas Constant (R) and Temperature (T).

The formula for calculating permeability:

P = APo0.5 . e-Qp/RT

Where:

P = Permeability
A = Constant
Po = Partial Pressure
Qp = Activation due to Permeation
R = Gas Constant
T = Temperature

Let’s solve an example;
Find the permeability when the constant is 12, the partial pressure is 22, the activation due to permeation is 10, the gas constant is 14 and the temperature is 2.

This implies that;

A = Constant = 12
Po = Partial Pressure = 22
Qp = Activation due to Permeation = 10
R = Gas Constant = 14
T = Temperature = 2

P = APo0.5 . e-Qp/RT
P = 12(22)0.5 . e-(10)/(14)(2)
P = 12(4.69) . e-10/28
P = 56.28 . e-0.357
P = 56.28 (0.699)
P = 39.38

Therefore, the permeability is 39.38.

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How to Calculate and Solve for Permeability due to Partial Pressure | Mass Transfer

The image above represents permeability due to partial pressure.

To compute for permeability due to partial pressure, three essential parameters are needed and these parameters are Diffusion Coefficient (D), Constant (K) and Partial Pressure (Po).

The formula for calculating permeability due to partial pressure:

P = DK / √(Po)

Where:

P = Permeability due to Partial Pressure
D = Diffusion Coefficient
K = Constant
Po = Partial Pressure

Let’s solve an example;
Find the permeability due to partial pressure when the diffusion coefficient is 12, the constant is 14 and the partial pressure is 17.

This implies that;

D = Diffusion Coefficient = 12
K = Constant = 14
Po = Partial Pressure = 17

P = DK / √(Po)
P = (12)(14) / √(17)
P = 168 / 4.12
P = 40.74

Therefore, the permeability due to partial pressure is 40.74.

Calculating the Diffusion Coefficient when the Permeability due to Partial Pressure, the Constant and the Partial Pressure is Given.

D = P x √(Po) / K

Where;

D = Diffusion Coefficient
P = Permeability due to Partial Pressure
K = Constant
Po = Partial Pressure

Let’s solve an example;
Find the diffusion coefficient when the permeability due to partial pressure is 12, the constant is 8 and the partial pressure is 16.

This implies that;

P = Permeability due to Partial Pressure = 12
K = Constant = 8
Po = Partial Pressure = 16

D = P x √(Po) / K
D = 12 x √(16) / 8
D = 12 x 4 / 8
D = 48 / 8
D = 6

Therefore, the diffusion constant is 6.

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