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Unformatted text preview: An alternative pressure swing adsorption device was also designed. The device can produce 5 liters per minute of 99% oxygen which can be used to fill portable oxygen canisters. The cost for building the device is estimated to be $4200. The device is about the size of a standard kitchen refrigerator and consumes approximately $75 of electricity per month. Polymer and cryogenic technologies were also considered. An economic analysis of the designed devices was performed. The selling price for the pressure swing tank re-filler is $18,500 with a total capital investment of $80 million and a net present worth of $105 million. For the membrane portable oxygen generator, the selling price is $11,000, the total capital investment is $133 million, and the net present worth is $166 million dollars....
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course CHE 4273 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Oklahoma State.
- Spring '10
- Chemical Engineering