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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.

This application was built using the following:

Chemical Reaction Engineering Module

The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on the physics interfaces that define it. Particular physics interfaces may be common to several products (see the Specification Chart for more details). To determine the right combination of products for your project, you should evaluate all of your needs in light of each product's capabilities, consultation with the COMSOL Sales and Support teams, and the use of an evaluation license.