Mass transfer in corrugated-plate membrane modules. I. Hyperfiltration experiments

M.J. van der Waal, I.G. Racz

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The application of corrugations as turbulence promoters in membrane filtration was studied. This study showed that it is possible to deform an originally flat membrane to a corrugated shape without damaging it. In hyperfiltration experiments using corrugated cellulose acetate membranes it was found that the corrugations improve mass transfer, provided they are not too close together. At a given value of the mass-transfer coefficient, the presence of corrugations can lead to lower energy consumption in hyperfiltration than possible with flat membranes.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)243-260
JournalJournal of membrane science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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