Experimentation and Mathematical Model Reseach on Air Gap Membrane Distillation
Air gap membrane distillation (AGMD) experiments were done to reseach flux of membrane distillation at different working fluid temperature and mass flow rate. The driving power of distillation experiments is solar power. The experimental flux of membrane distillation reached 49kg/m2•h. The mathematical model of AGMD’ heat and mass transfer was set up. The biggest relative error is less than 9% between results of experiment and mathematical model calculation. The mathematical model can be used to forecast the distillation flux and the thermal efficiency.
Jimmy (C.M.) Kao, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
Y. Guan and H. J. Cui, "Experimentation and Mathematical Model Reseach on Air Gap Membrane Distillation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 581-582, pp. 89-93, 2012