Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.

Faculty Advisor

Zhou, Hong Susan

Center

SHANGHAI / Shanghai, China

Abstract

Working with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, an innovative membrane was tested in a direct contact membrane distillation setup. Triple-layer membrane was tested under varying process conditions in order to optimize permeate flux and rejection rate. This revision of the membrane turned out to be unsuccessful in its claims to perform better than the classic single layer membrane. Using collected data, recommendations for improvements in the process and the fabrication of the membrane were made.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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