Kinetics of solvent extraction in hollow-fiber contactors

Roman Gawroński , Bogumiła Wrzesińska


Kinetics of membrane-based extraction can be controlled by the boundary layers and/or by the membrane transfer resistance, depending on the flow configuration and the nature of the membrane. While the mass transfer coefficients on a tube side of hollow-fiber contactors are well defined, there is a need to establish a suitable correlation to predict the coefficients on a shell side. Using several commercial hollow-fiber modules the extraction of ethanol from aqueous solution into n-octanol has been investigated experimentally. The effect of liquid flow rates, membrane type and packing density of modules on the extraction kinetics has been studied. Experimental results have been correlated by a new dimensionless equation for the shell side mass transfer, valid for low Reynolds numbers and high packing densities.
Author Roman Gawroński (FCPE / CIPE)
Roman Gawroński,,
- Chair of Integrated Process Engineering
, Bogumiła Wrzesińska (FCPE / CIPE)
Bogumiła Wrzesińska,,
- Chair of Integrated Process Engineering
Journal seriesJournal of Membrane Science, ISSN 0376-7388
Issue year2000
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishhollow-fiber contactor, mass transfer coefficient, mass transfer correlation, membrane extraction
ASJC Classification1506 Filtration and Separation; 1606 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; 2500 General Materials Science; 1303 Biochemistry
Languageen angielski
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