Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, McMaster University
Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
This second part of the overview of reverse osmosis investigates the ability of membrane transport models, presented in Part 1, to describe and/or predict membrane performance under different operating conditions. The problem of using the transport models to describe mixed solute systems is also discussed. The emphasis is to provide a simple, practical, and yet comprehensive summary of the most relevant information that will be needed by a chemical engineer trying to apply reverse osmosis membranes to specific applications.