A statistically robust Wilson-plot methodology for calculating membrane mass transfer coefficients

In Won Kim, Hee Ouel Song, Jung Rim Haw, Kwang Ho Song, Hyung Keun Lee

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The Wilson-plot method has been used for mass transfer correlations and proved to be suitable for systems operating in steady-state conditions and where the only variable is the fluid velocity. A statistically robust Wilson-plot methodology is suggested and proved to be available to calculate the mass transfer coefficients of hollow fiber membranes. This method combines the linear regression analysis and objective function of F-ratios in the analysis-of-variance (ANOVA) table, or coefficient of determination, R2. For the objective function of the optimization problem to find the exponent of velocity, the F-ratio is more suitable than the coefficient of determination. With moderate errors in the measured data, membrane mass transfer coefficients are estimated with small confidence intervals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-588
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sept

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Funding Information:
This paper was supported by Konkuk University in 2007.

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  • Hollow fiber membrane
  • Membrane mass transfer coefficient
  • Wilson-plot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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