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Membrane-Assisted Condenser

Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM–CNR), c/o University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy
Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy
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Clean Technol. 2018, 1(1), 2-8;
Received: 5 March 2018 / Revised: 3 April 2018 / Accepted: 20 April 2018 / Published: 25 April 2018
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In industrial processes, recycling and reusing of process streams—and of water, in particular—is necessary for minimizing fresh water requirements. Water supply issues are increasing in importance for new and existing industrial plants because the freshwater supply is limited and the forecast are that by 2025 two-thirds of people will live in regions with water scarcity. In this short note, the potentialities of a membrane-assisted condenser for the recovery of evaporated waste water from industrial gases are presented. The modelling of the process was carried out for predicting the membrane-based process performance. The experimental data were compared with the results achieved through the simulations. The comparison showed good agreement confirming the validity of the realized model and its suitability for a screening of the operative conditions to be utilized. View Full-Text
Keywords: membrane condenser (MC); water recovery; water composition membrane condenser (MC); water recovery; water composition

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Drioli, E.; Macedonio, F. Membrane-Assisted Condenser. Clean Technol. 2018, 1, 2-8.

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