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Separation Through Dialysis

Application ID: 258


Dialysis is a widely used chemical species separation method. One such example is hemodialysis, which acts as artificial kidneys for people with renal failure. In dialysis, only specific components are allowed to diffuse through the membrane, based on differences in molecular size and solubility.

The Membrane Dialysis app simulates a process for lowering contaminant concentration in a fluid. The device consists of a hollow fiber module, where the walls of the hollow fibers act as a membrane for removing the contaminant.

Results from this app can aid in selecting membrane materials, dimensions of the fibers, and operating conditions.