Mathematical Modeling of Colloidal Ultrafiltration: a Method for Estimation Ultrafiltration Flux Using Experimental Data and Computer Simulations

  • R. Lundqvist
  • R. von Schalien


Ultrafiltration of a colloidal suspension, an oil-water emulsion, was investigated in a pilot-plant apparatus with tubular membrane modules. A model presented in the literature for describing the permeation rate based on the Hagen-Poiseuille equation was used and modified. A method was developed for estimating fluxes utilizing a small amount of experimental data and using a parameter estimation procedure based on simulation.


Volumetric Flow Rate Membrane Module Permeation Rate Total Pressure Loss Transmembrane Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Lundqvist
    • 1
  • R. von Schalien
    • 1
  1. 1.Heat Engineering Laboratory, Department of Chemical EngineeringÅbo AkademiÅbo 50Finland

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