Dynamic optimization of dead-end membrane filtration

B. Blankert, Bernardus H.L. Betlem, B. Roffel

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An operating strategy aimed at minimizing the energy consumption during the filtration phase of dead-end membrane filtration has been formulated. A method allowing fast calculation of trajectories is used to allow incorporation in a hierarchical optimization scheme. The optimal trajectory can be approximated closely by constant power filtration, which allows robust implementation of the optimal strategy. Under typical conditions, the relative saving in energy, is small compared to constant flux (0.1%) or constant pressure filtration (4.1%).
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationComputer Aided chemical engineering 21B
EditorsWolfgang Marquardt, Costas Pantelides
Place of PublicationGarmisch Partenkirchen
ISBN (Print)9780444529695
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering


  • dead-end filtration
  • Dynamic Optimization
  • IR-78481
  • METIS-236020

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Blankert, B., Betlem, B. H. L., & Roffel, B. (2006). Dynamic optimization of dead-end membrane filtration. In W. Marquardt, & C. Pantelides (Eds.), Computer Aided chemical engineering 21B (pp. 1521-1525). (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering; Vol. 21B). Garmisch Partenkirchen: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1570-7946(06)80263-4