Journal article

A combined model for the prediction of the permeation flux during the cross-flow ultrafiltration of a whey suspension

Kensuke Karasu, Shiro Yoshikawa, Shinichi Ookawara, Kohei Ogawa, Sandra E Kentish, Geoffrey W Stevens

JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2010

Abstract

In the dairy industry, whey protein is concentrated by means of cross-flow ultrafiltration. In this membrane process, the thickness of the cake layer is assumed to be controlled by the shear stress exerted by the feed flow. In our prior work, we developed a model for the cross-flow ultrafiltration of a whey suspension that incorporated the effect of this shear stress. In this study, the model is extended to consider the permeation process as two periods determined by the dominant factor controlling the filtration resistance. In the first period, pore blockage dominates while in the latter, cake deposition is dominant. The models for each period were combined using the results of the model fo..

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