Multiscale Analysis of the Performance of Micro/nano Porous Filtration Membranes with Double Concentric Cylindrical Pores: Part I-Analysis Development
Keywords:adsorbed layer, filtration, multiscale flow, membrane, nanopore
In nanoporous filtration membranes, when the radius of the filtration pore is so big that the flow of the adsorbed layer on the pore wall is comparable with the flow of the continuum fluid in the central region of the pore, the multiscale analysis is required for estimating the performance of the membranes. The present paper presents such a multiscale analysis for the performance of nanoporous filtration membranes with double concentric cylindrical pores. The dimensionless flow resistance of the membrane was calculated for a weak fluid-pore wall interaction for varying operational parameter values. It was found that there is the optimum ratio of the radius of the filtration pore to the radius of the other bigger pore for the highest flux of the membrane.