Multiscale Analysis of the Performance of Micro/nano Porous Filtration Membranes with Double Concentric Cylindrical Pores: Part II-Optimization Results
Keywords:adsorbed layer, filtration, multiscale flow, membrane, nanopore, optimization
The multiscale calculation results for the values of the optimized parameters are presented for the micro/nano porous filtration membranes with double concentric cylindrical pores where multiscale flows occur. For a weak liquid-pore wall interaction, the optimum ratio of the radius of the bigger pore to the radius of the smaller pore (i.e. the filtration pore) can be calculated from the classical equation, however the corresponding lowest flow resistance of the membrane should still be calculated from the multiscale analysis owing to the adsorbed layer effect when the ratio Landax of the thickness of the adsorbed layer to the radius of the smaller pore is greater than 0.1. For medium and strong liquid-pore wall interactions, the optimum ratios of the pore radii should be calculated from the multiscale analysis, and the corresponding lowest flow resistances of the membrane are much higher than the classical calculation showing the significant effect of the adsorbed layer when Landax>=0.1.