1. In-situ monitoring and quantification of fouling development in membrane distillation by means of optical coherence tomography

    In-situ monitoring and quantification of fouling development in membrane distillation by means of optical coherence tomography

    Fouling formation in membrane distillation limits process stability and could cause besides wetting a rapid flux decrease making the process inefficient. Process performance is conventionally assessed by flux monitoring. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) enables in-situ visualization and quantification of fouling layers dominated by scaling in a fully operated direct contact membrane distillation system (DCMD). This study presents an innovative methodology for 3D dataset analysis allowing for the detection and quantification of predominant scaling on the membrane surface. Defined fouling parameters permit a correlation between process performance indicators, especially flux decrease and quantified fouling layer coverage. Additionally, structural information about the ...

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