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Treatment of shale gas drilling flowback fluids (SGDFs) by forward osmosis: membrane fouling and mitigation

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Abstract


  • A polyamide thin-film composite (TFC) forward osmosis (FO) membrane was fabricated and compared to a commercially available cellulose acetate (CTA) membrane for treating shale gas drilling flow-back fluids (SGDFs). The polyamide TFC membrane outperformed its CTA counterpart in terms of pure water flux and reverse salt flux when synthetic brine was used as the feed. More severe fouling was observed for the polyamide TFC membrane as compared to the CTA counterpart when treating SGDF. Very quick buildup of fouling was identified for TFC membrane but not significant for CTA membrane. Ultrafiltration pre-treatment delayed but did not alleviate fouling formation. Surface modification of the TFC membrane by poly(ethylene gycol) (PEG) grafting resulted in reduced membrane fouling and marginal decrease in water flux.

Authors


  •   Chen, Gang (external author)
  •   Wang, Zhongwei
  •   Nghiem, Long D.
  •   Li, Xuemei (external author)
  •   Xie, Ming (external author)
  •   Zhao, Baolong (external author)
  •   Zhang, Mengxi (external author)
  •   Song, Jianfeng (external author)
  •   He, Tao (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Chen, G., Wang, Z., Nghiem, L. D., Li, X., Xie, M., Zhao, B., Zhang, M., Song, J. & He, T. (2015). Treatment of shale gas drilling flowback fluids (SGDFs) by forward osmosis: membrane fouling and mitigation. Desalination, 366 113-120. Desalination

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  • 2-s2.0-84937712969

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4971&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3952

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Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 113

End Page


  • 120

Volume


  • 366

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • A polyamide thin-film composite (TFC) forward osmosis (FO) membrane was fabricated and compared to a commercially available cellulose acetate (CTA) membrane for treating shale gas drilling flow-back fluids (SGDFs). The polyamide TFC membrane outperformed its CTA counterpart in terms of pure water flux and reverse salt flux when synthetic brine was used as the feed. More severe fouling was observed for the polyamide TFC membrane as compared to the CTA counterpart when treating SGDF. Very quick buildup of fouling was identified for TFC membrane but not significant for CTA membrane. Ultrafiltration pre-treatment delayed but did not alleviate fouling formation. Surface modification of the TFC membrane by poly(ethylene gycol) (PEG) grafting resulted in reduced membrane fouling and marginal decrease in water flux.

Authors


  •   Chen, Gang (external author)
  •   Wang, Zhongwei
  •   Nghiem, Long D.
  •   Li, Xuemei (external author)
  •   Xie, Ming (external author)
  •   Zhao, Baolong (external author)
  •   Zhang, Mengxi (external author)
  •   Song, Jianfeng (external author)
  •   He, Tao (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Chen, G., Wang, Z., Nghiem, L. D., Li, X., Xie, M., Zhao, B., Zhang, M., Song, J. & He, T. (2015). Treatment of shale gas drilling flowback fluids (SGDFs) by forward osmosis: membrane fouling and mitigation. Desalination, 366 113-120. Desalination

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84937712969

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4971&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3952

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 113

End Page


  • 120

Volume


  • 366

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands