Decarbonation membrane plants
As a substitute of traditional methods for the removal of carbon dioxide from water (and of general gases) intended for industrial use such as the alimentation of steam powered generators with steam turbines, the use of degassing embranes is gradually increasing.
In fact, membrane contactors are an effective method of controlling dissolved gas and degassing liquids. These gas transfer devices employ a microporous membrane technology equipped with hollow fibers that can add/remove dissolved gases and bubbles from liquid flows.
With suitable systems, taking advantage of the large surface of these membranes, ultra-low levels of dissolved gas can be obtained, protecting from the acidic corrosion that CO2 in the vapour/condensation can cause.