TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON PERMEATION OF MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE GAS-MIXTURES THROUGH A LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PACKAGE FILM


TOKATLI K., OZILGEN M.

POLYMER INTERNATIONAL, vol.30, no.1, pp.109-113, 1993 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pi.4990300116
  • Journal Name: POLYMER INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-113

Abstract

Permeation of CO2 and O2 through a low density polyethylene film was studied with CO2-N2 MiXtures in the temperature range 263-283 K, and with CO2-O2-N2 mixtures in the range 257-313 K. The temperature dependence of the permeabilities of these gases agreed with the Arrhenius expression. The activation energy for carbon dioxide diffusion was between 3.53 x 10(4) and 3.74 x 10(4) J/mol; the activation energy for oxygen diffusion was 3.13 x 10(4) J/mol. The pre-exponential constant for oxygen was higher than that of carbon dioxide in various mixtures. It was also found that the pre-exponential constant of carbon dioxide decreased with increasing CO2 concentration in the mixtures.