Porous membrane cleaning using supercritical carbon dioxide. Part 1: Experimental investigation and analysis of transport properties

Jan Krzysztoforski , Marek Henczka


The process of porous membrane cleaning using supercritical carbon dioxide was investigated experimentally in order to assess the potential of replacing liquid organic solvents used in standard membrane cleaning techniques. Cleaning microfiltration membranes contaminated with soybean oil was considered, and a reference process with liquid propan-2-ol as solvent was analyzed. The effect of process parameters (temperature, pressure, process time, solvent flow rate, solvent type) on the course of the membrane cleaning process was assessed. The transport properties of the fluids involved in the process were analyzed in order to explain their influence on the process rate and for comparison of the effectiveness of using both solvents. Running the cleaning process at high pressures is favorable both in terms of high process rate and low energy demand. Although the investigated process is considerably slower than the reference process, it exhibits significant advantages in terms of process safety and waste production.
Author Jan Krzysztoforski (FCPE / DCRED)
Jan Krzysztoforski,,
- Department of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Dynamics
, Marek Henczka (FCPE / DCRED)
Marek Henczka,,
- Department of Chemical Reactor Engineering and Dynamics
Journal seriesJournal of Supercritical Fluids, ISSN 0896-8446, (A 35 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishporous media, mass transfer, supercritical carbon dioxide, microfiltration membrane, cleaning, supercritical fluid extraction
ASJC Classification1606 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; 3104 Condensed Matter Physics; 1500 General Chemical Engineering
URL https://ac.els-cdn.com/S0896844617301511/1-s2.0-S0896844617301511-main.pdf?_tid=3062d308-5026-438d-83d2-bf3a3f7f3fcd&acdnat=1519986609_db628b1175011d41adf8682cc4df69c7
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)35
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 11-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 35.0, 11-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.266; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 3.122 (2) - 2017=3.001 (5)
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