This paper presents a model for predicting permeate stream concentrations of a multi-stage membrane system considering membrane pressure gradient, osmotic pressure gradient, recovery, solvent mass transfer coefficient, solute mass transfer coefficient and concentration polarisation. Predicted results using the model and a statistical model for predicting mass transfer coefficients for a Filmtec NF70 membrane are compared to field results from a membrane study using a Filmtec NF70 and Toray SU-610 membranes. (from Authors)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-245
Number of pages8
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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Taylor, J. S., Hofman, J. A. M. H., Duranceau, S. J., Kruithof, J. C., & Schippers, J. C. (1994). Simplified modelling of diffusion-controlled membrane systems. Aqua, 43(5), 238-245.