This paper describes a novel approach to analyzing the concentration polarization (CP) in the short-time constant flux filtration of polysaccharide solutions. With application of the pearl-necklace model based polymer solution permeability correlation, a transmembrane pressure (TMP) increase rate model was developed to relate the linear TMP increase rate measured in the short-time constant flux filtration to the solid concentration at the membrane surface, the polymer critical overlapping concentration, and the radius of gyration of the polymer molecules. Establishment of such a theoretical model allows analysis of the gelation propensity of the CP layer formed by polysaccharides based on the experimentally determined linear TMP increase rate.

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