Microfiltration of oil-in-water emulsions

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Effects of transmembrane pressure and membrane pore size on the microfiltration of oil-in-water emulsions are reported. A model for calculating the critical pressure required to force the entry of an oil drop into a membrane pore is formulated based on the Young-Laplace equation and serves as the basis for analyzing the rejection of emulsified materials by microfiltration membranes. This critical pressure appears to be a reasonable predictor of the operating pressure at which oil drops are no longer rejected by the membrane and their penetration leads to membrane fouling.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nazzal, FF; Wiesner, MR

Published Date

  • January 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1187 - 1191

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1061-4303

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2175/106143096X128621

Citation Source

  • Scopus