Fouling in heat exchanger and membrane processes: Development and prevention strategies on industrial scale

Olga Santos, Frank Lipnizki

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Abstract

In heat exchanger and membrane processes fouling stands for a significant part of the running costs such as e.g. down time for cleaning, consumption of cleaning chemicals, water and energy and contributes also to a shortened equipment life time. It is therefore one of the major challenges in the process industry.
The first part of the presentation will give a general introduction into fouling in heat exchanger and membrane processes reviewing the different fouling mechanisms and types of fouling as well as approaches to reduce fouling. Similarities and differences between heat exchanger and membrane processes will be highlighted.
In the following, the presentation will then focus on industrial approaches and case studies to reduce fouling in the two processes. For heat exchangers the focus will be on surface coating/modification of heat exchanger plates, while for membranes the focus will be on surface modification and new membrane materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages234-237
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventFouling and Cleaning in Food Processing 2014: ‘Green Cleaning’ - Jesus College Cambridge , Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 2014 Mar 312014 Apr 2

Conference

ConferenceFouling and Cleaning in Food Processing 2014
Abbreviated titleFCFP 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period2014/03/312014/04/02

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Chemical Engineering

Keywords

  • Heat exchanger
  • Membrane processes
  • Fouling

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