Quantitative estimation of internal concentration polarization in a spiral wound forward osmosis membrane module compared to a flat sheet membrane module

Changseong Bae, Kiho Park, Hwan Heo, Dae Ryook Yang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Internal concentration polarization (ICP) within the forward osmosis (FO) membrane affects the reduction of driving force. The magnitude of ICP in the FO membrane was investigated experimentally by measuring water flux in both spiral wound (SW) and flat-sheet (FS) modules with different draw solutions (sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, and disodium phosphate). The FO SW module always shows inferior water flux performance to the FO FS module. The water flux in the FO SW module can be easily estimated by just changing structure parameter. The estimated structure parameter in the FO SW module is 9.1325×10−4 m, which is quite higher than 4.2×10−4 m in the FO FS module. The increase of the structure parameter is attributed to the bending of the FO membrane in the SW module. It can be concluded that a module design such like SW type is not suitable for the FO process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016 Dec 9

Keywords

  • Desalination
  • Forward Osmosis
  • Internal Concentration Polarization
  • Parameter Estimation
  • Spiral Wound Membrane Module

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Quantitative estimation of internal concentration polarization in a spiral wound forward osmosis membrane module compared to a flat sheet membrane module'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this