Ingredient-Wise Study of Flux Characteristics in the Ceramic Membrane Filtration of Uncontaminated Synthetic Metalworking Fluids, Part 1: Experimental Investigation of Flux Decline

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Steven J. Skerlos, Richard E. DeVor, Shiv G. Kapoor

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801

N. Rajagopalan

Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801

V. Don Angspatt

IRMCO Advanced Lubricant Technologies, Evanston, IL 60201

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 122(4), 739-745 (Nov 01, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1286132 History: Received March 01, 1999; Revised November 01, 1999
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Membrane filtration concept and schematic for Membrane Filtration Hardware Testbed (MFHT). The testbed is designed to assess membrane filters and metalworking fluids for their compatibility in recycling applications.
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Flux vs. time of synthetic MWF in ceramic membrane at 15, 25, and 40 psi (A1–A6)
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Specialty additive flux vs. time. Flux measured at 40 psi.
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Lubricant additive and defoamer addition to mixture of base fluid and 2 biocides and comparison to flux of full synthetic fluid (A10–A12). Pressure held to 40 psi.
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Fluxes of full base fluid and single ingredients in separate experiments before and after membrane exposure to specialty additives (A22–A27, C2–C7)
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Comparison of 40 psi flux vs. time data for full synthetic fluid with new membrane (A1, A4, A8) and with membrane exposed to specialty additives (A28)



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