Centrifugal Membrane Separation

 
A novel centrifugal membrane process for the purification of waste and/or process water is currently under investigation. Centrifugal Membrane Separation (CMS) can significantly improve the efficiency of large scale processing plants, and reduce membrane fouling and concentraion polarization. A multi-disciplinary group is currently working on a combined experimental and computational investigation of CMS to gain basic understanding of the process and to devise membrane configurations which reduce concentration polarization and particulate fouling .

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

CMS Experimental Apparatus
(90,90,270)(0,180,180)(90,90,0)(0,0,0)
Various membrane orientations with respect to the axis of rotation.
Cross Flow Velocity for orientation (0,0,0)
Cross Flow Velocity for orientation (90,90,0)
 
 
 
 
Collaborators:
G. W. Vickers (UVic, ME) T. Fyles (UVic, Chem.)
N. Djilali (UVic, ME) P. M. Wild (Queen's)
Graduate Students:
J. G. Pharoah (Ph.D. ME)
Degrees Granted: 
P.M. Wild (Ph.D, 1994) Peter Byrnes (M.A.Sc., 1997)
J.G. Pharoah (M.A.Sc., 1997) Alvin Bergen (M.A.Sc., 1999)
Dave Lycon (Ph.D, 1999)  
 


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