Membrane distillation

A comprehensive review

Abdullah Alkhudhiri, Naif Darwish, Nidal Hilal

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    Abstract

    Membrane Distillation (MD) is a thermally-driven separation process, in which only vapour molecules transfer through a microporous hydrophobic membrane. The driving force in the MD process is the vapour pressure difference induced by the temperature difference across the hydrophobic membrane. This process has various applications, such as desalination, wastewater treatment and in the food industry.This review addresses membrane characteristics, membrane-related heat and mass transfer concepts, fouling and the effects of operating condition. State of the art research results in these different areas will be presented and discussed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2-18
    Number of pages17
    JournalDesalination
    Volume287
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 15 2012

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    membrane
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    Fouling
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    Wastewater treatment
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    heat transfer
    mass transfer
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    Vapors
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    Keywords

    • AGMD
    • Desalination
    • Membrane
    • Membrane distillation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Chemical Engineering(all)
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Water Science and Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Membrane distillation : A comprehensive review. / Alkhudhiri, Abdullah; Darwish, Naif; Hilal, Nidal.

    In: Desalination, Vol. 287, 15.11.2012, p. 2-18.

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    Alkhudhiri, A, Darwish, N & Hilal, N 2012, 'Membrane distillation: A comprehensive review', Desalination, vol. 287, pp. 2-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2011.08.027
    Alkhudhiri, Abdullah ; Darwish, Naif ; Hilal, Nidal. / Membrane distillation : A comprehensive review. In: Desalination. 2012 ; Vol. 287. pp. 2-18.
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