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Spacetec: A Novel Spiral Wound Membrane (SWM) Module Spacer to Extend SWM Life Span & Enhance Permeation Rate
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The demand for spiral wound membrane (SWM) module in water purification and industrial waste water treatment especially wafer fabrication and electroplating industry has been intensively increased in worldwide for the past decade. Current available SWM moduls in the market generally process life span between one to two years. To extent the SWM module life span, the most influencing factor is to design a novel spacer which is able to battle fouling phenomenon. Hence, novel type of SWM feed spacer was designed and fabricated to overcome fouling problem in the SWM. Current novel SWM spacer exhibts outstanding features in combating fouling and enhancing permeation flux. This novel spacer material been designed and fine-tuned by Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation, whihch further been tested and verified experimentally.

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School of Chemical Engineering, USM, Engineering Campus,

14300 Nibong Tebal
Pulau Pinang

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Prof. Abdul Latif Ahmad & Lau Kok Keong
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