Nonisothermal Mass Transport of Organic Aqueous Solution in Hydrophobic Porous Membrane

  • Z. Honda
  • H. Komada
  • K. Okamoto
  • M. Kai


Membrane separation by the use of temperature difference as a driving force has been studied by many investigators. It is divided into four categories by the type of membranes employed:
  1. 1)

    thermoosmosis by dense membranes[1],

  2. 2)

    thermodialysis by porous membranes filled with solution[2],

  3. 3)

    membrane distillation by hydrophobic porous membranes filled with vapor[3],

  4. 4)

    thermopervaporation by dense membrane[4].


We investigated nonisothermal transport of various organic aqueous solutions and pure water by membrane distillation. In this paper the mechanism of transport of organic aqueous solutions and that of water flux are discussed.


Water Flux Porous Membrane Membrane Distillation Pure Water Flux Dense Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Honda
    • 1
  • H. Komada
    • 1
  • K. Okamoto
    • 1
  • M. Kai
    • 1
  1. 1.Research CenterDaicel Chemical Industries Ltd.Aboshi-ku, HimejiJapan

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