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Electro-acoustic crossflow microfiltration

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posted on 10.09.2009, 11:20 by Steve Tarleton, Richard J. Wakeman
Results from an experimental study of field assisted crossflow microfiltration are presented. It was found that both electric and ultrasonic fields, either in isolation or in combination, can reduce membrane fouling by an amount dependent on the applied field strengths, acoustic frequency, suspension concentration, liquid viscosity, particle size and particle surface charge. Synergistic effects were observed when the fields were applied simultaneously. When force fields are used in microfiltration lower crossflow velocities can be employed. This implies that pumping costs, heat transfer in recirculation loops and the degradation of shear sensitive streams can be substantially reduced.

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School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Chemical Engineering

Citation

TARLETON, E.S. and WAKEMAN, R.J., 1992. Electro-acoustic crossflow microfiltration. Filtration & Separation, 29 (5), pp. 425-432.

Publisher

© Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

1992

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Filtration & Separation [© Elsevier] and the definitive version is available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00151882

ISSN

0015-1882

Language

en

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Keywords

Exports