CFD study of mass transfer in spacer filled membrane module

Authors

  • Sharmina Hussain Department of Mathematics and Natural Science, BRAC University, 66, Mohakhali C/A, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ganit.v31i0.10306

Keywords:

Concentration polarization, Mass transfer enhancement, Reattachment length

Abstract

The present paper is devoted to investigate the mass transfer in two dimensional spacer filled channels. Three different configurations of the cylindrical spacers are considered with different channel Reynolds number and mesh length. Different size and shape of formation of recirculation region, upstream and downstream of the spacers are closely observed. This recirculation regions have an important role in enhancing the mass transfer in the reattachment region. CFD simulations show that the submerged spacers have the highest efficiency with highest wall shear stress and mass transfer enhancement whilst the cavity spacer have the least performance.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/ganit.v31i0.10306

GANIT J. Bangladesh Math. Soc. (ISSN 1606-3694) 31 (2011) 33-41

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Published

2012-04-09

How to Cite

Hussain, S. (2012). CFD study of mass transfer in spacer filled membrane module. GANIT: Journal of Bangladesh Mathematical Society, 31, 33–41. https://doi.org/10.3329/ganit.v31i0.10306

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