Magnetically Responsive Membranes for Fluid Filtration (and the Synthesis thereof)
Figure 1. The modified membranes with increased fluid velocity led to mixing – which caused the flow to change direction and/or velocity. This change appears as velocity vectors of varying direction and/or length as well as field lines with chaotic (non-parallel) pathways. This mixing reduces membrane colloidal fouling by reducing concentration polarization and deposition of particles onto the membrane surface.
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US Utility Patent: US 9132389
At A Glance
- Novel approach to reduce concentration polarization and fouling during filtration
- Use of magnetically responsive micromixing membranes increase the efficiency of the filtration and increases the purity of the effluent
- Important tool for separation and reaction engineering – e.g. reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, and ultra filtration
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Last updated on October 7, 2019.
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