(21d) Laboratory-Scale Integrated ARP Filter Test
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:36pm to 2:58pm
One plausible cause of the low filter flux is plugging of the primary (i.e., crossflow) or secondary filters. Much of the testing that was conducted to design and develop the filtration process in ARP focused on one aspect of the process (e.g., filtration, washing, chemical cleaning) rather than the entire process.
This work attempted to simulate the entire ARP process, including multiple batches (5), washing, chemical cleaning, and blending the feed with heels and recycle streams. The objective of the tests was to determine whether one of these processes is causing excessive fouling of the crossflow or secondary filter. The authors conducted the tests with feed solutions containing 6.6 M sodium Salt Batch 6 simulant supernate with no MST.
This presentation will describe the test design and the test results.