Vapor mass transfer phenomena in four different membrane distillation (MD) configurations were examined through a self-built laboratory scale experimen-tal apparatus: Air Gap MD, Sweeping Gas MD, Vacuum Sweeping Gas MD and Vacuum MD. Vapor fluxes were measured and compared with those predicted by variousmodels, showing that MD performance under usual processing conditions is severely controlled by the permeate side resistance to mass transfer.
|Numero di pagine||8|
|Rivista||Heat and Mass Transfer|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes