The mass transfer characteristics of gas permeable, hollow fiber membranes in a liquid jet mixed reactor are studied. A membrane module, operated in the sealed-end mode, was pressurized with oxygen at the base of the fibers and centered within a submerged jet discharge. Unlike conventional membrane module designs, this configuration did not have the hollow fibers enclosed within a tubular shell. ... [Show full abstract] The membranes were unconfined and free to move within the generated flow field. This design is especially well suited for use in waters containing high solid concentrations. The membranes have a greater degree of freedom for movement and are therefore less likely to become fouled due to solids being lodged within the fiber bundle. Mass transfer rates were measured over a practical range of physical and process parameters. A mass transfer correlation for the unconfined configuration is presented and the transfer performance of this configuration is compared with conventional membrane contactor designs.