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Numerical simulation of a UV photografting process for hollow-fiber membranes

Goma-Bilongo, T and Akbari, A and Clifton, Michaël and Remigy, Jean-Christophe Numerical simulation of a UV photografting process for hollow-fiber membranes. (2006) Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 2 (n° 1-2). pp. 308-317. ISSN 0376-7388

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2005.11.013

Abstract

A numerical model has been developed to represent the process by which hollow-fiber membranes can undergo continuous surface modification by UV photografting. The model takes into account the coupled effects of radiation, mass transfer with polymerization reaction and heat transfer with evaporation. It gives approximately correct values for the mass of polymer grafted, but no attempt is made to relate this quantity with permeability or retention. The behavior of this complex model is used to explain how operating conditions can influence the result of the grafting process.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Journal of Membrane Science website : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03767388
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Other partners > University of Kashan (IRAN)
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Deposited By: Hélène Dubernard

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