Advances in membrane distillation for water desalination and purification applications

Camacho, Lucy Mar, Dumée, Ludovic, Zhang, Jianhua, Li, Jun-de, Duke, Mikel, Gomez, Juan and Gray, Stephen 2013, Advances in membrane distillation for water desalination and purification applications, Water, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 94-196, doi: 10.3390/w5010094.

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Title Advances in membrane distillation for water desalination and purification applications
Author(s) Camacho, Lucy Mar
Dumée, LudovicORCID iD for Dumée, Ludovic
Zhang, Jianhua
Li, Jun-de
Duke, Mikel
Gomez, Juan
Gray, Stephen
Journal name Water
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 94
End page 196
Total pages 103
Publisher Australian Water Association
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0310-0367
Keyword(s) membrane distillation
heat transfer
mass transfer
module configurations
water desalination and purification
Summary Membrane distillation is a process that utilizes differences in vapor pressure to permeate water through a macro-porous membrane and reject other non-volatile constituents present in the influent water. This review considers the fundamental heat and mass transfer processes in membrane distillation, recent advances in membrane technology, module configurations, and the applications and economics of membrane distillation, and identifies areas that may lead to technological improvements in membrane distillation as well as the application characteristics required for commercial deployment.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/w5010094
Field of Research 090404 Membrane and Separation Technologies
090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
090410 Water Treatment Processes
Socio Economic Objective 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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