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Modeling of simultaneous ultra filtration and diafiltration with real flux

By Tokoš Hela I., Zavargo Zoltan Z. and Đurić Mirjana S.


A mathematical model of diafiltration with variable volume is presented in this study. The characteristics of the process were examined, both with constant flux and variable flux. In the case of variable flux, the equations for the flux were taken from the literature, based on different theories. The time dependence of the macro solute concentration, the amount of out-wash liquid, the out-wash degree of the micro solute were studied. The results show that the accomplishment of a high concentration of macro solutes, required more time and out-wash liquid. In order to remove small amounts of micro solutes larger amounts of out-wash liquid must be used. For high degrees of out-washing, the velocity of the process increases and the amount of out-wash liquid decreases. It was observed that the rejection coefficient decreased with macro solute penetration through the membrane causing decrease of the process velocity

Topics: diafiltration, modeling, variable volume, variable flux, Chemical technology, TP1-1185
Publisher: Association of Chemical Engineers of Serbia
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.2298/HEMIND0504066T
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