WAKEMAN, R.J. and TARLETON, E.S., 1987. Membrane fouling prevention in crossflow microfiltration by the use of electric fields. Chemical Engineering Science, 42 (4), pp. 829-842.
From an analysis of fluid velocity and electric field profiles the trajectory of particles through crossflow
microfiltration units has been calculated. A tubular geometry filter leads to the most effective use of
electrical power, when it is used as an aid to prevent membrane fouling. Results for plate, tubular and
multitube filters are given. Some experimental data from a tubular filter are presented, which
demonstrate typical effects of the important parameters.