The extraction of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from water in porous hollow fibers was simulated with toluene, a hazardous material. The system to be simulated included a VOC stream and air as stripping gas, which were contacted using a porous hollow-fiber membrane contactor. To model the process, the contactor was considered as three compartments, including shell side, porous membrane, and tube side. The model equations were derived and solved using computational fluid dynamics of momentum and mass transfer in all zones of the contactor. The profiles of concentration and pressure were obtained for the VOC in the hollow fibers.
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