Article history: Modeling rough surfaces has emerged as a distinct discipline of considerable research interest in inter- Received 29 June 2017 face behaviors including membrane fouling. In this paper, a facile method was proposed to simulate Received in revised form 30 July 2017 rough membrane surface morphology. Natural membrane surface was found to be randomly rough, and Accepted 1 August 2017 its height distribution obeys Gaussian distribution. A new method which combines spectrum method, Available online 7 August 2017 Gaussian distribution and Fourier transform technique was deduced. Simulation of the rough membrane surface showed high similarity in terms of statistical roughness and height distribution between the Keywords: simulated surface and the real membrane surface, indicating feasibility of the new method. It was found Rough surface that, correlation length (l) and the number of superposed ridges (N) are key parameters affecting the Membrane fouling simulated membrane surface morphology. This new method has evident advantages over conventional Interfacial interaction modeling methods The proposed method for randomly rough membrane surface modeling could be Gaussian distribution Interface behavior potentially used to quantify the interfacial interactions between two rough surfaces, giving implications for membrane fouling mitigation. © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. 1.
Applied Surface Science – Elsevier
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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