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Development of an automated, advanced fluid dynamic gauge for cake fouling studies in cross-flow filtrations

William Lewis ; Alexandra Agg ; Adam Clarke ; Tuve Mattsson (Institutionen för kemi och kemiteknik, Skogsindustriell kemiteknik) ; John Chew ; Michael Bird
Sensors and Actuators A-Physical (0924-4247). Vol. 238 (2016), 1, p. 282-296.
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Fluid dynamic gauging (FDG) has previously been demonstrated as a technique for the estimation of fouling layer thickness during membrane filtration. Subsequently, FDG has been developed to allow faster, more accurate, and automated readings. Previous experimental data has been re-examined and shortcomings of the methodology used are discussed. In this work the operating procedures of FDG were refined and tested with a mixture of sticky, amorphous foulant and monodispersed glass spheres. The results demonstrate how cake growth rates can be confidently estimated in-situ. The technique also provides strong evidence of a difference in cake structure through destructive thickness testing, despite cake thicknesses being almost equivalent.

Nyckelord: Automated; Microfiltration; Membrane; Strength; Cake thickness

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