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Critical fouling conditions induced by colloidal surface interaction: from causes to consequences

Bacchin, Patrice and Aimar, Pierre Critical fouling conditions induced by colloidal surface interaction: from causes to consequences. (2005) Desalination, 1 (1). 21-27. ISSN 0011-9164

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2004.09.020


Critical fouling conditions (CFC) are defined as the process operating conditions leading to the formation of multilayer irreversible fouling at the membrane surface. This irreversible fouling is the result of a phase transition in the accumulated matter from a dispersed phase (concentration polarisation) to a condensed phase (deposit or gel formation): the spinodal decomposition. Properties of concentrated colloid dispersions and their related phase transitions are integrated into a classical filtration mass balance via colloidal osmotic pressure, II. This then allows us to define CFC for both cross-flow and dead-end filtration. These CFC are expressed in terms of critical pairs of operating conditions: the set permeate flux/boundary layer thickness (directly linked to cross-flow velocity) in cross flow and the critical set permeate flux/filtered volume in dead end.

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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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Laboratoire de Génie Chimique - LGC (Toulouse, France) - Génie des Interfaces & Milieux Divisés (GIMD)
Deposited On:05 Nov 2008 08:38

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