Final Thesis

Temperature swing adsorption with heatable hollow-fiber membranes

Key Info

Basic Information

Chemical Process Engineering
Focus/Key Topic:
experimental / constructive


Membrane technology is used in a wide range of industrial applications, and newly emerges in adsorptive processes.

Temperature swing adsorption is mainly impaired by the time consumption of the heating cycle and material stability problems due to high temperatures. More effective heating will greatly improve the economic feasibility of temperature swing adsorption especially when compared to more conventionally used pressure swing adsorption.

This master's thesis aims at developing a new temperature swing adsorption process by using high adsorptive membranes that are able to heat. The fibers are heated for desorption and recovery of the fiber.

This thesis includes:

  • Measuring adsorption capacities
  • Module development
This thesis is supervised by Theresa Lohaus (, Laura Keller ( Please contact us if you are interested.