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Membrane Filtration. A Problem Solving Approach with MATLAB®

  • ID: 2596592
  • Book
  • July 2013
  • 346 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
Focusing on the application of membranes in an engineering context, this hands-on computational guide makes previously challenging problems routine. It formulates problems as systems of equations solved with MATLAB, encouraging active learning through worked examples and end-of-chapter problems. The detailed treatments of dead-end filtration include novel approaches to constant rate filtration and filtration with a centrifugal pump. The discussion of crossflow microfiltration includes the use of kinetic and force balance models. Comprehensive coverage of ultrafiltration and diafiltration processes employs both limiting flux and osmotic pressure models. The effect of fluid viscosity on the mass transfer coefficient is explored in detail, the effects of incomplete rejection on the design and analysis of ultrafiltration and diafiltration are analysed, and quantitative treatments of reverse osmosis and nanofiltration process analysis and design are explored. Includes a chapter dedicated to the modelling of membrane fouling.
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1. Introduction to membrane filtration of liquids;
2. Dead-end filtration;
3. Crossflow microfiltration;
4. Ultrafiltration flux theories;
5. Ultrafiltration process analysis and design at the limiting flux;
6. Diafiltration at the limiting flux;
7. Ultrafiltration and diafiltration with incomplete rejection;
8. The osmotic pressure model applied to ultrafiltration and diafiltration;
9. Reverse osmosis and nanofiltration;
10. Membrane fouling;
11. Appendix: mathematical and computational background.
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Greg Foley Dublin City University.

Greg Foley is a Lecturer at Dublin City University, with over 25 years' experience of teaching all aspects of chemical and bioprocess engineering. He is a dedicated educator who has been nominated for the DCU President's Award for Excellence in Teaching on numerous occasions.
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