Theoretical investigation of membrane distillation role in breaking the formic acid-water azeotropic point: Comparison between Fickian and Stefan-Maxwell-based models

Fawzi A. Banat, Fahmi Abu Al-Rub, Rami Jumah, Mohammad Shannag

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Abstract

A comparison between the Stefan-Maxwell and the Fickian mass transfer-based mathematical models for predicting the air-gap membrane distillation process performance in breaking azeotropic mixtures such as formic acid/ water system is carried out in this paper. The predictions of Stefan-Maxwell model which incorporated temperature and concentration polarization effects were closer to the reported literature experimental data than the Fickian-based model that was developed by Udriot et al. The model was also used to predict the process behavior under other experimentally unstudied process parameters.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)879-888
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1999

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