An evaluation of the pilot-scale ultrafiltration of bovine
blood plasma was conducted using tubular cellulose acetate
membranes in a Paters on Candy International ultra-filtration unit.
The effects on ultrafiltration of various operating parameters
were studied including plasma feed pressure over the range 3.3 to
8.4 kg cm-2 mean feed pressure, feed temperature over the
range 20 to 45°C and feed flow rate over the range 7.5 to 15.51 min-1. Trials were carried out maintaining feed composition
constant at about 60 mg ml-1 protein concentration followed by
studying the effects on ultrafiltration of plasma concentrations
up to about 150 mg ml-1 protein concentration. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.