%0 Journal Article
	%A Fadi Eleiwi and  Taous Meriem Laleg-Kirati
	%D 2014
	%J International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 90, 2014
	%T Membrane Distillation Process Modeling: Dynamical Approach
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9998466
	%V 90
	%X This paper presents a complete dynamic modeling
of a membrane distillation process. The model contains two
consistent dynamic models. A 2D advection-diffusion equation
for modeling the whole process and a modified heat equation
for modeling the membrane itself. The complete model describes
the temperature diffusion phenomenon across the feed, membrane,
permeate containers and boundary layers of the membrane. It gives
an online and complete temperature profile for each point in the
domain. It explains heat conduction and convection mechanisms that
take place inside the process in terms of mathematical parameters, and
justify process behavior during transient and steady state phases. The
process is monitored for any sudden change in the performance at any
instance of time. In addition, it assists maintaining production rates
as desired, and gives recommendations during membrane fabrication
stages. System performance and parameters can be optimized
and controlled using this complete dynamic model. Evolution of
membrane boundary temperature with time, vapor mass transfer along
the process, and temperature difference between membrane boundary
layers are depicted and included. Simulations were performed over
the complete model with real membrane specifications. The plots
show consistency between 2D advection-diffusion model and the
expected behavior of the systems as well as literature. Evolution
of heat inside the membrane starting from transient response till
reaching steady state response for fixed and varying times is
illustrated.

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