Ultrafiltration of biologically treated domestic wastewater: How membrane properties influence performance

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/563734
Title:
Ultrafiltration of biologically treated domestic wastewater: How membrane properties influence performance
Authors:
Filloux, Emmanuelle; Teychene, Benoît; Tazi-Pain, Annie; Croue, Jean-Philippe
Abstract:
In this study, the impact of membrane properties on membrane fouling and permeate water quality was investigated. Short- and long-term laboratory scale experiments using four commercially available hollow fiber UF membranes were performed to study the impact of membrane properties on reversible and irreversible fouling. No significant differences in terms of permeate quality (i.e. biopolymer rejection) were observed over the four tested membranes. It was found that membrane characteristics including pore size, pore distribution and especially materials had a strong impact on the filtration performances in terms of both reversible and irreversible fouling. The short-term filtration tests showed that due to its specific hydrodynamic condition only the inside-out mode UF membrane was subjected to irreversible fouling. These data demonstrate the importance of membrane selection with appropriate operating conditions for optimum performances. The added value of membrane characterization to lab-scale filtration tests for membrane performance was discussed. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Separation and Purification Technology
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
DOI:
10.1016/j.seppur.2014.07.043
Type:
Article
ISSN:
13835866
Sponsors:
The authors would like to thank Dr. David Violleau (University of Tours) and Dr. Aldo Bottino (The University of Genoa) for conducting the contact angle measurements and the LLDP measurements respectively. The authors would like to thank Veolia Environment Research & Innovation for financial support.
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Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFilloux, Emmanuelleen
dc.contributor.authorTeychene, Benoîten
dc.contributor.authorTazi-Pain, Annieen
dc.contributor.authorCroue, Jean-Philippeen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T12:08:17Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T12:08:17Zen
dc.date.issued2014-09en
dc.identifier.issn13835866en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.seppur.2014.07.043en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563734en
dc.description.abstractIn this study, the impact of membrane properties on membrane fouling and permeate water quality was investigated. Short- and long-term laboratory scale experiments using four commercially available hollow fiber UF membranes were performed to study the impact of membrane properties on reversible and irreversible fouling. No significant differences in terms of permeate quality (i.e. biopolymer rejection) were observed over the four tested membranes. It was found that membrane characteristics including pore size, pore distribution and especially materials had a strong impact on the filtration performances in terms of both reversible and irreversible fouling. The short-term filtration tests showed that due to its specific hydrodynamic condition only the inside-out mode UF membrane was subjected to irreversible fouling. These data demonstrate the importance of membrane selection with appropriate operating conditions for optimum performances. The added value of membrane characterization to lab-scale filtration tests for membrane performance was discussed. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Dr. David Violleau (University of Tours) and Dr. Aldo Bottino (The University of Genoa) for conducting the contact angle measurements and the LLDP measurements respectively. The authors would like to thank Veolia Environment Research & Innovation for financial support.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectLow-pressure membraneen
dc.subjectMembrane foulingen
dc.subjectMembrane materialen
dc.subjectMolecular weight cut-offen
dc.subjectWastewater reuseen
dc.titleUltrafiltration of biologically treated domestic wastewater: How membrane properties influence performanceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalSeparation and Purification Technologyen
dc.contributor.institutionVeolia Research and Innovation, Chemin de la Digue, BP 76, 78603 Maisons-Laffitte cedex, Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitut de Chimie des Milieux et des Matériaux de Poitiers (IC2MPen
dc.contributor.institutionUMR 7285), Université de Poitiers, Bâtiment 16, 1 rue Marcel Doré, 86022 Poitiers Cedex, Franceen
dc.contributor.institutionAdvanced Water Management Center, University of Queensland, Brisbane, St. Lucia, QLD 4072, Australiaen
kaust.authorCroue, Jean-Philippeen
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