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|Title:||An integrity sensor for assessing the performance of low pressure membrane modules in the water industry||Authors:||Krantz, William B.
Lin, Corlin S.
Ching, Priscilla Yee Sin
Fane, Anthony Gordon
|Keywords:||DRNTU::Engineering::Chemical engineering::Water in chemical industry||Issue Date:||2011||Source:||Krantz, W. B., Lin, C. S., Ching, P. Y. S., Yeo, A., & Fane, A. G. (2011). An Integrity Sensor for assessing the performance of low pressure membrane modules in the water industry. Journal of Membrane Science, 283, 117-122.||Series/Report no.:||Desalination||Abstract:||There is a need for a low cost, sensitive, on-line sensor to assess the integrity of membrane modules used in the water industry for water treatment, membrane bioreactors and for pre-treatment prior to using nanofiltration or reverse osmosis. A sensor addressing this need is described whose operating principle is based on measuring the differential pressure across a membrane that intercepts a portion of the permeate from the pre-treatment module(s) relative to the differential pressure across a valve. The latter can be adjusted to maximize the sensitivity of the instrument. A dimensionless metric based on the differential pressures is defined and corroborated with the Silt Density Index. The sensitivity of this Integrity Sensor is demonstrated by its response to cutting one fiber in a UF pre-treatment module that contains 1500 hollow fibers.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/101234
|ISSN:||0011-9164||DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2011.05.029||Rights:||© 2011 Elsevier B.V.||Fulltext Permission:||none||Fulltext Availability:||No Fulltext|
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