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Vortex Flow Filtration for Ultrafiltration of Protein Solutions

  • Charles L. Cooney
  • Ulrich Holeschovsky
  • Gopal Agarwal

Abstract

The induction of secondary flow by Taylor vortices during ultrafiltration of protein solutions provides a means to enhance this unit operation. Vortex flow filtration is readily implemented by placing a membrane on a high speed rotating cylinder in a narrow annular gap. The resulting increase in mass transfer coefficient makes the filtration dependent on membrane properties such that filtration flux is controlled by membrane permeability and protein transmission is enhanced.

Keywords

Rotation Rate Mass Transfer Coefficient Secondary Flow Concentration Polarization Taylor Vortex 
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© SCI 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles L. Cooney
    • 1
  • Ulrich Holeschovsky
    • 1
  • Gopal Agarwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Biotechnology Process Engineering Center and Department of Chemical EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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