Application of error function in dead-end/cross-flow microfiltration mode

Ge Hu, Chenyin Zhong, Zhan Wang, Xi Wang

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In this study, error function was used to analyze the membrane fouling behavior (flux decay) for bovine serum album (BSA) solution in dead-end mode and for kaolin suspension in cross-flow mode under constant pressure. The results showed that the predictions of error function had good agreements with experimental data both in dead-end mode and cross-flow mode. Meanwhile, both higher concentration and higher TMP could accelerate the membrane fouling rate. In addition, the parameter k in error function decreased with the increase of concentration or TMP. Thus, smaller parameter k represented more serious membrane fouling.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012007
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2021
Event2020 6th International Conference on Advances in Energy Resources and Environment Engineering, ICAESEE 2020 - Chongqing, China
Duration: 20 Nov 202022 Nov 2020


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