American Journal of Applied Sciences

Influence of Two-Phase Liquid-Gas Flow on Permeate Flux through Ceramic Membranes

Tomáš Bakalár, Milan Búgel, Gabriel Müller and Štefan Sabo

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2015.1042.1051

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 12

Pages 1042-1051

Abstract

The impact of two-phase flow onto the flux of the permeate in microfiltration of two sorbents-Bentonite and Lewatit S1468-with and without adsorbed zinc, was examined. Two different types of membrane, single-and multi-channel, based on α-Al2O3, were used. In single-channel membrane application of aeration increased the permeate flux by 13 and 29% without adsorbed zinc and by 22 and 25% with adsorbed zinc for Bentonite suspension and by 4 and 5.5% both with and without adsorbed zinc for Lewatit S1468 compared to single-phase (without aeration) flow at 1.4 and 2.2 m s-1 of the gaseous phase rate, respectively. In multi-channel membrane the permeate flux increased not significantly without adsorbed zinc and by 22 and 25% with adsorbed zinc for Bentonite and by 12 and 13% without adsorbed zinc and not significantly with adsorbed zinc for Lewatit S1468 at 0.4 and 1.1 m s-1 of the gaseous phase rate, respectively.

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© 2015 Tomáš Bakalár, Milan Búgel, Gabriel Müller and Štefan Sabo. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.