Soft sensing of system parameters in membrane distillation

Type
Patent

Patent Status
Published Application

Authors
Laleg-Kirati, Taous-Meriem

Assignee
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

KAUST Department
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

Date
2017-03-23

Submitted Date
2015-09-15

Abstract
Various examples of methods and systems are provided for soft sensing of system parameters in membrane distillation (MD). In one example, a system includes a MD module comprising a feed side and a permeate side separated by a membrane boundary layer; and processing circuitry configured to estimate feed solution temperatures and permeate solution temperatures of the MD module using monitored outlet temperatures of the feed side and the permeate side. In another example, a method includes monitoring outlet temperatures of a feed side and a permeate side of a MD module to determine a current feed outlet temperature and a current permeate outlet temperature; and determining a plurality of estimated temperature states of a membrane boundary layer separating the feed side and the permeate side of the MD module using the current feed outlet temperature and the current permeate outlet temperature.

Application Number
WO 2017046712 A1

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