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Title: Understanding flux decline in crossflow microfiltration. Part 1 - Effects of particle and pore size
Authors: Tarleton, E.S.
Wakeman, Richard J.
Keywords: Microfiltration
Membranes
Fouling
Characterisation
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Elsevier / © The Institution of Chemical Engineers
Citation: TARLETON, E.S. and WAKEMAN, R.J., 1993. Understanding flux decline in crossflow microfiltration. Part 1 - Effects of particle and pore size. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 71 (4), pp. 399-410
Abstract: Experimental data have been obtained from a computer controlled crossflow microfiltration apparatus. Polymer membranes of differing properties were characterised and used to filter aqueous suspensions carrying colloidal and fine particles of known shape, size, surface charge and chemical composition. The characterisation and experimental procedures are described and sample flux decline curves presented. By changing the size and size distribution of the feed and the pore size of the membrane in a systematic manner, the importance of the pore/particle size ratio to fouling is illustrated. The data obtained explain some of the apparent anomalies which have been presented in previous publications and highlight some important design criteria for membrane installations.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Chemical Engineering Research and Design [© The Institution of Chemical Engineers] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/713871/description#description
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4843
ISSN: 0263-8762
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