Immiscible Organic Liquid Recovery Using Unconfined Membranes

by Leonard Jewell, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States,
Michael J. Semmens, Univ of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Issues in Water and Wastewater Treatment


Hydrophobic hollow fiber micropourous membranes have been characterized and applied to the problem of separating and recovering low density hydrocarbons from water surfaces. The merits of hollow fiber technology as applied to this problem are discussed and a model for predicting recovery performance is shown to be accurate. Future work on a recovery device using this technology is outlined and potential applications are identified.

Subject Headings: Membranes | Non-renewable energy | Hydrocarbons | Fabrics | Water treatment | Porous media | Model accuracy

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