International Journal of Membrane Science and Technology  (Volume 3 Issue 1)
 Theoretical considerations of pressure drop and mass transfer of gas flow in spiral wound membrane modules International Journal of Membrane Science and Technology
Pages 12-21

M. Metaiche and J. Sanchez-Marcano



Published: 31 May 2016
In this work we give the preliminary results of the development of two reliable correlations for the calculation of the friction and mass transfer coefficients for the gas transfer through spiral wound membrane modules. The mass transfer coefficient which allows determining the polarization phenomenon was taken in consideration through the calculation of the Sherwood number near the surface of the membranes. Both correlations take in consideration the inclination angle of transversal and longitudinal filaments of grids in spacers. They allow a good prediction of the pressure drop, friction coefficient and the mass transfer in spiral modules for gas flow when compared with experimental results obtained in a previous work reported in the literature.
 gas separation, mass transfer, membrane, spiral wound module, pressure drop.