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The role of fouling in optimizing direct-flow filtration module design

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The local transmembrane pressure (TMP) distribution plays a crucial role in the performance of hollow-fibre microfiltration and ultrafiltration membrane devices. A direct-flow filter comprises an array of hollow fibres encased within a single module. The TMP in each hollow fibre is dependent on the spacing between neighbouring fibres, and evolves with time due to pore clogging by contaminants (fouling). We consider an idealized set-up in which the fibres are undeformable and equally spaced wi...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.ces.2017.01.043

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Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute
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Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute
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Mondal, S
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Griffiths, I
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Chemical Engineering Science Journal website
Volume:
163
Pages:
215–222
Publication date:
2017-01-31
Acceptance date:
2017-01-19
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EISSN:
1873-4405
ISSN:
0009-2509
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pubs:672247
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uri:c053780a-7496-4860-b04f-345abf7ba51b
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uuid:c053780a-7496-4860-b04f-345abf7ba51b
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