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Title: Pore design and engineering for filters and membranes
Authors: Holdich, R.G.
Kosvintsev, S.R.
Cumming, Iain W.
Zhdanov, Sergey
Keywords: Microfiltration
Critical flux
Oil filtration
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © The Royal Society
Citation: HOLDICH, R.G. ... et al, 2006. Pore design and engineering for filters and membranes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 364 (1838), pp. 161 - 174
Abstract: In filtration, the concept of pore size is not easy to define. In microfiltration, there are numerous advantages in employing a surface filtering membrane, rather than one relying on depth filtration mechanisms from a tortuous pore flow channel. Modern manufacturing techniques provide means to produce surface filtering membranes. For filtration, it is shown that a suitable pore design is an array of long thin slots. An analysis of fluid flow through the slots suggests that a short slot is adequate, but experimental data with suspended material indicates that slot length is important. Using long slots and careful control of the flow through the membrane it is possible to filter deforming particles such as oil drops from water.
Description: This article is closed access, it was published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences [© The Royal Society]. The definitive version is available at: http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/364/1838/161.full
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2005.1690
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9312
Publisher Link: http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/364/1838/161.full
ISSN: 1364-503X
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Chemical Engineering)

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