Prediction of reverse osmosis performance of cellulose acetate membrane



This study illustrates the analytical techniques involved in specifying the membrane and outlines the procedure for predicting the reverse osmosis (RO) performance of these membranes using feed solutions, containing either single solutes or mixed electrolytes having a common ion. The scientific basis for such specification and prediction techniques has been extensively discussed in the literature. In the present work, the governing transport equations for RO systems, involving preferential sorption of water at the membrane–solution interface, are utilized.