Advances in Membrane Distillation for Water Desalination and Purification Applications

  title={Advances in Membrane Distillation for Water Desalination and Purification Applications},
  author={Lucy Camacho and Ludovic Francis Dum{\'e}e and Jianhua Zhang and Jun-de Li and Mikel Duke and Juan Galego G{\'o}mez and Stephen Gray},
Membrane distillation is a process that utilizes differences in vapor pressure to permeate water through a macro-porous membrane and reject other non-volatile constituents present in the influent water. This review considers the fundamental heat and mass transfer processes in membrane distillation, recent advances in membrane technology, module configurations, and the applications and economics of membrane distillation, and identifies areas that may lead to technological improvements in… CONTINUE READING
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