Modelisation of Membrane Distillation: Mass and Heat Transfer in Air Gap Membrane Distillation
Rochd S*, Zerradi H, Mizani S, Dezairi A and Ouaskit S
Laboratory of Physics of Condensed Matter (URAC10), Ben M'sik Sciences, University Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rochd Sanaa
Faculty of Ben M'sik Sciences, Laboratory of Physics of Condensed Matter (URAC10)
University Hassan II Casablanca, Morocco
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 11, 2016; Accepted date: June 09, 2016; Published date: June 16, 2016
Citation: Rochd S, Zerradi H, Mizani S, Dezairi A, Ouaskit S (2016) Modelisation of Membrane Distillation: Mass and Heat Transfer in Air Gap Membrane Distillation. J Membra Sci Technol 6:154. doi:10.4172/2155-9589.1000154
Copyright: © 2016 Rochd S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Membrane distillation (MD) is receiving recent attention as a technique to efficiently concentrate aqueous solution such as seawater. It has potential benefits of low temperature and pressure operation with high degrees of separation. In this work, the effect of the membrane thickness was studied to produce of the steam flow in the three different mass transfer mechanisms, and in the different possible combinations of its mechanisms in three different temperatures. The results have been carried using a polynomial approximation through MATLAB. A quite important increase in the flow in the model (DGM, Schofield, and KMPT) was observed with a decrease in the stream rating in the model (KMT). However, the Molecular model, DGM model, KMPT model, and Schofield model are not affected by the membrane’s thickness. After, we have studied the effect of this parameter (Thickness of the membrane) on the transfer of conduction heat and latent heat.