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Membrane Water Treatment   Volume 2, Number 3, July 2011, pages 159-173
Heat and mass transfer analysis in air gap membrane distillation process for desalination
Bhausaheb L. Pangarkar and Mukund G. Sane

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    The air gap membrane distillation (AGMD) process was applied for water desalination. The main objective of the present work was to study the heat and mass transfer mechanism of the process. The experiments were performed on a flat sheet module using aqueous NaCl solutions as a feed. The membrane employed was hydrophobic PTFE of pore size 0.22
Key Words
    AGMD; desalination; heat transfer coefficient; mass transfer coefficient; temperature polarization coefficient
Bhausaheb L. Pangarkar:Sir Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, University of Pune, Chincholi, Nashik, 422 101, India
Mukund G. Sane:National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India

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