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Parallel flow filtration (PFF)
Filtration in which liquid flows parallel to (along) the surface of the membrane. Synonymous with the term 'cross flow'. The sweeping action of fluid helps to minimize gel layer formation and surface fouling. Contrast with 'dead-end' filtration.