Source water quality shaping different fouling scenarios in a full-scale desalination plant at the Red Sea

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/562625
Title:
Source water quality shaping different fouling scenarios in a full-scale desalination plant at the Red Sea
Authors:
Khan, Muhammad; Manes, Carmem Lara De O; Aubry, Cyril; Croue, Jean-Philippe
Abstract:
The complexity of Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane fouling phenomenon has been widely studied and several factors influencing it have been reported by many researchers. This original study involves the investigation of two different fouling profiles produced at a seawater RO desalination plant installed on a floating mobile barge. The plant was moved along the coastline of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. The two locations where the barge was anchored showed different water quality. At the second location, two modules were harvested. One of the modules was pre-fouled by inorganics during plant operation at the previous site while the other was installed at the second site. Fouled membranes were subjected to a wide range of chemical and microbiological characterization procedures. Drastically different fouling patterns were observed in the two membranes which indicates the influence of source water quality on membrane surface modification and on fouling of RO membranes. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Water Desalination & Reuse Research Cntr
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Water Research
Issue Date:
Feb-2013
DOI:
10.1016/j.watres.2012.10.017
PubMed ID:
23164217
Type:
Article
ISSN:
00431354
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorKhan, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorManes, Carmem Lara De Oen
dc.contributor.authorAubry, Cyrilen
dc.contributor.authorCroue, Jean-Philippeen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T10:58:52Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T10:58:52Zen
dc.date.issued2013-02en
dc.identifier.issn00431354en
dc.identifier.pmid23164217en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.watres.2012.10.017en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562625en
dc.description.abstractThe complexity of Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane fouling phenomenon has been widely studied and several factors influencing it have been reported by many researchers. This original study involves the investigation of two different fouling profiles produced at a seawater RO desalination plant installed on a floating mobile barge. The plant was moved along the coastline of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. The two locations where the barge was anchored showed different water quality. At the second location, two modules were harvested. One of the modules was pre-fouled by inorganics during plant operation at the previous site while the other was installed at the second site. Fouled membranes were subjected to a wide range of chemical and microbiological characterization procedures. Drastically different fouling patterns were observed in the two membranes which indicates the influence of source water quality on membrane surface modification and on fouling of RO membranes. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectBiofilmen
dc.subjectMembrane foulingen
dc.subjectMembrane surface coatingen
dc.subjectSeawater reverse osmosisen
dc.subjectSource water qualityen
dc.titleSource water quality shaping different fouling scenarios in a full-scale desalination plant at the Red Seaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination & Reuse Research Cntren
dc.identifier.journalWater Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionUPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7621, LOMIC, Observatoire Océanologique, F-66651 Banyuls/mer, Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionCNRS, UMR 7621, LOMIC, Observatoire Océanologique, F-66651 Banyuls/mer, Franceen
kaust.authorKhan, Muhammaden
kaust.authorAubry, Cyrilen
kaust.authorCroue, Jean-Philippeen
kaust.authorManes, Carmem Lara De Oen

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