Application of Double Piping Theory to Parallel-Arrayed Low-Pressure Membrane Module Header Pipe and Experimental Verification of Flow Distribution Evennessopen access
- Park, No-Suk; Yoon, Sukmin; Jeong, Woochang; Jeong, Yong-Wook
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- double piping theory; flow distribution evenness; manifold pipe; membrane module; computational fluid dynamics; ultrasonic flowmeter
- MEMBRANES, v.12, no.7
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- In this study, the improvement effect of flow distribution evenness is evaluated quantitatively by applying the double piping theory to a parallel-arrayed low-pressure membrane module header pipe structure, and its feasibility is discussed. Orifice inner pipes to be inserted into a full-scale membrane module header pipe are designed via the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technique, and the flow rates into 10 membrane modules are measured in real time using a portable ultrasonic flowmeter during operation to verify the effect. Results of CFD simulation and actual measurements show that the outflow rate from the branch pipe located at the end of the existing header pipe is three times higher than the flow rate from the branch pipe near the inlet. By inserting two inner pipes (with an open end and a closed end into the existing header pipe) and applying the double pipe theory, the flow distribution evenness is improved. The CFD simulation and experimental results show that the flow uniformity can be improved by more than 70% and 50%, respectively.
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