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Water reclamation from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid using a novel forward osmosis–vacuum membrane distillation hybrid system

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Abstract


  • This study examined the performance of a novel hybrid system of forward osmosis (FO) combined

    with vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) for reclaiming water from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid

    (SGDF). In the hybrid FO-VMD system, water permeated through the FO membrane into a draw

    solution reservoir, and the VMD process was used for draw solute recovery and clean water

    production. Using a SGDF sample obtained from a drilling site in China, the hybrid system could

    achieve almost 90% water recovery. Quality of the reclaimed water was comparable to that of bottled

    water. In the hybrid FO-VMD system, FO functions as a pre-treatment step to remove most

    contaminants and constituents that may foul or scale the membrane distillation (MD) membrane,

    whereas MD produces high quality water. It is envisioned that the FO-VMD system can recover high

    quality water not

Authors


  •   Li, Xuemei (external author)
  •   Zhao, Baolong (external author)
  •   Wang, Zhongwei
  •   Xie, Ming (external author)
  •   Song, Jianfeng (external author)
  •   Nghiem, Long D.
  •   He, Tao (external author)
  •   Yang, Chi (external author)
  •   Li, Chunxia (external author)
  •   Chen, Ghang (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Li, X., Zhao, B., Wang, Z., Xie, M., Song, J., Nghiem, L. D., He, T., Yang, C., Li, C. & Chen, G. (2014). Water reclamation from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid using a novel forward osmosis–vacuum membrane distillation hybrid system. Water Science and Technology, 69 (5), 1036-1044.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84897134733

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3127&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2118

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Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1036

End Page


  • 1044

Volume


  • 69

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This study examined the performance of a novel hybrid system of forward osmosis (FO) combined

    with vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) for reclaiming water from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid

    (SGDF). In the hybrid FO-VMD system, water permeated through the FO membrane into a draw

    solution reservoir, and the VMD process was used for draw solute recovery and clean water

    production. Using a SGDF sample obtained from a drilling site in China, the hybrid system could

    achieve almost 90% water recovery. Quality of the reclaimed water was comparable to that of bottled

    water. In the hybrid FO-VMD system, FO functions as a pre-treatment step to remove most

    contaminants and constituents that may foul or scale the membrane distillation (MD) membrane,

    whereas MD produces high quality water. It is envisioned that the FO-VMD system can recover high

    quality water not

Authors


  •   Li, Xuemei (external author)
  •   Zhao, Baolong (external author)
  •   Wang, Zhongwei
  •   Xie, Ming (external author)
  •   Song, Jianfeng (external author)
  •   Nghiem, Long D.
  •   He, Tao (external author)
  •   Yang, Chi (external author)
  •   Li, Chunxia (external author)
  •   Chen, Ghang (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Li, X., Zhao, B., Wang, Z., Xie, M., Song, J., Nghiem, L. D., He, T., Yang, C., Li, C. & Chen, G. (2014). Water reclamation from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid using a novel forward osmosis–vacuum membrane distillation hybrid system. Water Science and Technology, 69 (5), 1036-1044.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84897134733

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3127&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2118

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1036

End Page


  • 1044

Volume


  • 69

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom