Membrane Condenser for Particulate Abatement from Waste-Gaseous Streams

Document Type : Research Paper


1 ITM-CNR, Via P. Bucci cubo 17/C c/o Università della Calabria 87036 Rende (CS)


3 Istituto per la Tecnologia delle Membrane (ITM-CNR), Italy

4 State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 210009, China

5 Nanjing Tech University

6 National Research Council, Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM–CNR), Via Pietro BUCCI, c/o University of Calabria, Cubo 17C, 87036, Rende, CS, Italy


Membrane Condenser (MC) is a novel membrane contactor operation recently investigated for the valorization of industrial waste gaseous streams. In particular, until now, it was applied for water recovery from flue gas, cooling tower plumes, etc. More recently, its effectiveness and flexibility in contaminants (such as, NH3 , HF, SO2 ) removal and control from waste gaseous streams was also proved. In the present work, the application of membrane condenser for water recovery as well as microparticles removal from gaseous streams are presented. Experimental tests showed that microparticles did not affect membrane condenser performance, neither in terms of water recovery nor in term of fouling. Moreover, the carried-out tests revealed also that the complete retention of particles can be achieved only through the proper choice of the membrane, with pore size lower than particles diameter.

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Membrane Condenser for Particulate Abatement from Waste-Gaseous Streams


Volume 6, Issue 1
Membrane Science and Research: A Tribute to Professor Takeshi Matsuura
January 2020
Pages 81-89
  • Receive Date: 08 August 2019
  • Revise Date: 18 October 2019
  • Accept Date: 20 October 2019