HYBRID CONFIGURATION OF MEMBRANE DISTILLATION : VACUUM MULTI-EFFECT MEMBRANE DISTILLATION

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Author(s)

  • Muhammad Usman Farid
  • David von Eiff
  • Yonggang Gao
  • Zhiwei Shi

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMembrane Distillation
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials and Processes
EditorsYoung Moo Lee, Enrico Drioli
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Chapter9
ISBN (Print)978-1-53617-448-9
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Abstract

Vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) has been gaining attention as a cost-competitive membrane separation technology due to its advantages, which include low conductive heat loss and reduced mass transfer resistance. Vacuum multi-effect membrane distillation (V-MEMD) is an advanced hybrid configuration that achieves additional system enhancements, such as heat recovery, by operating multiple stages within a VMD system. These enhancements to the VMD configuration overcome many of the limitations faced by other membrane distillation (MD) configurations. The Memsys V-MEMD configuration is an example of a highly efficient commercialized system that combines both vacuum and multi-effect distillation to achieve enhancements in both mass transfer and heat recovery. In this chapter, an assessment of system availability and the application of hybrid MD configurations (particularly V-MEMD) is presented. In particular, the evolution of membrane distillation configurations is discussed up to the point where V-MEMD was introduced and commercialized as an advanced hybrid configuration. In addition, we present theoretical and technical discussion of the working principle and performance indicators of the commercial Memsys V-MEMD module. A number of pilot and full-scale applications of V-MEMD systems for different industrial applications, mainly by Memsys and CSRE, are reviewed with a focus on system performance.

Research Area(s)

  • membrane distillation, hybrid MD configurations, vacuum multi-effect membrane distillation, Memsys V-MEMD

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HYBRID CONFIGURATION OF MEMBRANE DISTILLATION : VACUUM MULTI-EFFECT MEMBRANE DISTILLATION. / Kharraz, Jehad A.; Farid, Muhammad Usman; von Eiff, David; Gao, Yonggang; Shi, Zhiwei; An, Alicia Kyoungjin.

Membrane Distillation: Materials and Processes. ed. / Young Moo Lee; Enrico Drioli. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2020.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)