Modeling Contiunous Electropermutation with Effects of Water Dissociation Included

Authors: Danielsson, C., Dahlkild, A. A., Velin, A, Behm, M
Document Type: Article
Pubstate: Published
Journal: AIChE Journal
Volume: 56   2455-2467
Year: 2010


The repeating unit consisting of a cell pair of one concentrate and one feed compartment of an electropermutation stack is modeled. Both the feed and the concentrate compartments are filled with an ion-exchange textile material. Enhanced water dissociation taking place at the surface of the membrane is included in the model as a hetrogeneous surface reaction. Results from simulations of nitrate removal for drinking water production are presented and comparisons with previous experimental results are made. The influence of both conductive and inert textile spacers on the process is investigated via simulations. © 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers AIChE J, 2010