Control of distributed heat transfer mechanisms in membrane distillation plants

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622987
Title:
Control of distributed heat transfer mechanisms in membrane distillation plants
Authors:
Laleg-Kirati, Taous-Meriem ( 0000-0001-5944-0121 ) ; Eleiwi, Fadi ( 0000-0002-7965-6998 ) ; Karam, Ayman M. ( 0000-0003-4130-330X )
Assignee:
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology
Abstract:
Various examples are provided that are related to boundary control in membrane distillation (MD) processes. In one example, a system includes a membrane distillation (MD) process comprising a feed side and a permeate side separated by a membrane boundary layer; and processing circuitry configured to control a water production rate of the MD process based at least in part upon a distributed heat transfer across the membrane boundary layer. In another example, a method includes determining a plurality of estimated temperature states of a membrane boundary layer separating a feed side and a permeate side of a membrane distillation (MD) process; and adjusting inlet flow rate or inlet temperature of at least one of the feed side or the permeate side to maintain a difference temperature along the membrane boundary layer about a defined reference temperature based at least in part upon the plurality of estimated temperature states.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering
Issue Date:
5-Jan-2017
Submitted date:
2015-07-01
Type:
Patent
Application Number:
WO 2017002077 A1
Patent Status:
Published Application
Additional Links:
http://www.google.com/patents/WO2017002077A1; http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=WO&NR=2017002077A1&KC=A1&FT=D
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dc.contributor.authorLaleg-Kirati, Taous-Meriemen
dc.contributor.authorEleiwi, Fadien
dc.contributor.authorKaram, Ayman M.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-07T13:51:30Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-07T13:51:30Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-05-
dc.date.submitted2015-07-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622987-
dc.description.abstractVarious examples are provided that are related to boundary control in membrane distillation (MD) processes. In one example, a system includes a membrane distillation (MD) process comprising a feed side and a permeate side separated by a membrane boundary layer; and processing circuitry configured to control a water production rate of the MD process based at least in part upon a distributed heat transfer across the membrane boundary layer. In another example, a method includes determining a plurality of estimated temperature states of a membrane boundary layer separating a feed side and a permeate side of a membrane distillation (MD) process; and adjusting inlet flow rate or inlet temperature of at least one of the feed side or the permeate side to maintain a difference temperature along the membrane boundary layer about a defined reference temperature based at least in part upon the plurality of estimated temperature states.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.google.com/patents/WO2017002077A1en
dc.relation.urlhttp://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=WO&NR=2017002077A1&KC=A1&FT=Den
dc.titleControl of distributed heat transfer mechanisms in membrane distillation plantsen
dc.typePatenten
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineeringen
dc.description.statusPublished Applicationen
dc.contributor.assigneeKing Abdullah University Of Science And Technologyen
dc.description.countryWorld Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)en
dc.identifier.applicationnumberWO 2017002077 A1en
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