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Optimising nanofiltration and reverse osmosis filtration processes for indirect water recycling: effects of fouling and chemical cleaning on trace removal

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Membrane processes such as nanofiltration and reverse osmosis play important roles in the production of high quality reclaimed water from which trace contaminants are to be removed. However, the effects of membrane fouling and chemical cleaning on the removal of trace contaminants are poorly understood. The ability to evaluate such effects will allow for the optimisation of the treatment process, as well as for the identification and, subsequently, the mitigation or elimination of risk associated with various water recycling options. This project aims to identify the mechanisms of fouling and chemical cleaning, to mechanistically elucidate their effects on trace contaminant removal, and to develop a model to predict long term performance.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0985389

Local Award Id


  • 10296

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Membrane processes such as nanofiltration and reverse osmosis play important roles in the production of high quality reclaimed water from which trace contaminants are to be removed. However, the effects of membrane fouling and chemical cleaning on the removal of trace contaminants are poorly understood. The ability to evaluate such effects will allow for the optimisation of the treatment process, as well as for the identification and, subsequently, the mitigation or elimination of risk associated with various water recycling options. This project aims to identify the mechanisms of fouling and chemical cleaning, to mechanistically elucidate their effects on trace contaminant removal, and to develop a model to predict long term performance.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0985389

Local Award Id


  • 10296