Solute sieving coefficient

Description

The selection of synthetic membranes for a targeted separation process is usually based on few requirements. Membranes have to provide enough mass transfer area to process large amounts of feed stream. The selected membrane has to have high selectivity (rejection) properties for certain particles; it has to resist fouling and to have high mechanical stability. It also needs to be reproducible and to have low manufacturing costs.

Sieving is a simple technique for separating particles of different sizes.

Related formulas

Variables

Ssolute sieving coefficient (dimensionless)
Cpsolute concentrations in permeate (dimensionless)
Cfsolute concentrations in feed (dimensionless)