A numerical model to describe a direct contact membrane distillation proces has been developed. Said model is based on the Dusty Gas model and shell mass and energy balances over a tubular membrane module. "The solution is applicable to laminar, incompressible and continuous flow in shell-side spacing of tubular-type unit." Turtuosity and porosity are characteristics of the membrane in use and have been estimated base don eksperimental studies on destillation of pure water. The fitted model shows a good fit to experimental data obtained by destillation of black currant juice.
Journal of Food Engineering, 2011, Vol 107, Issue 2, p. 405-414
Direct Currant Membrane Distillation; DCMD; Black Currant