Mass Transfer: Membrane Processes

Authored by: David Hughes , Taha Taha , Zhanfeng Cui

Handbook of Food and Bioprocess Modeling Techniques

Print publication date:  December  2006
Online publication date:  December  2006

Print ISBN: 9780824726713
eBook ISBN: 9781420015072
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420015072.ch5

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Abstract

Membrane processes are now commonplace in the dairy, food, chemical, pharmaceutical, and water-treatment industries. Successful design of a membrane process relies on the ability to predict filtration performance; for these predictions, the modelling of mass-transfer processes is essential. After a brief introduction to the fundamentals of membranes and membrane processes, modelling of pressure-driven membrane processes will be discussed in detail. Section 5.2 will review the currently available models and Section 5.3 is a case study on the prediction of permeate flux in ultrafiltration using computational fluid dynamics.

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