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dc.contributor.authorAlsaadi, Ahmad Salemen
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Lijoen
dc.contributor.authorAmy, Gary L.en
dc.contributor.authorGhaffour, Noreddineen
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the effect of temperature polarization in Vacuum Membrane Distillation (VMD). The main motivation for using VMD in this work is that this module configuration is much simpler and more suitable for this kind of investigation than the other MD configurations such as Direct Contact Membrane Distillation (DCMD). The coupling between heat and mass transfer mechanisms at the feed-membrane interface is presented from a theoretical point of view. In addition, a new simple graphical method and a mathematical model for determining VMD flux are presented. The two methods used in evaluating the extent of temperature polarization effect on water vapor flux (flux sensitivity factors and temperature polarization coefficient (TPC)) are also analyzed and compared. The effect of integrating a heat recovery system in a large scale module on the TPC coefficient has also been studied and presented in this paper. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.en
dc.subjectFlux sensitivity factoren
dc.subjectHeat transferen
dc.subjectMass transfer coefficienten
dc.subjectTemperature polarizationen
dc.subjectVacuum membrane distillation (VMD)en
dc.titleExperimental and theoretical analyses of temperature polarization effect in vacuum membrane distillationen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Centeren
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Membrane Scienceen
kaust.personAlsaadi, Ahmad Salem
kaust.personFrancis, Lijo
kaust.personAmy, Gary L.
kaust.personGhaffour, Noreddine

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