Advanced organic and biological analysis of dual media filtration used as a pretreatment in a full-scale seawater desalination plant

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Title:
Advanced organic and biological analysis of dual media filtration used as a pretreatment in a full-scale seawater desalination plant
Authors:
Jeong, Sanghyun; Vollprecht, Robert; Cho, Kyungjin; Leiknes, TorOve ( 0000-0003-4046-5622 ) ; Vigneswaran, Saravanamuthu; Bae, Hyokwan; Lee, Seockheon
Abstract:
Dual media filter (DMF) is being used as a primary pretreatment to remove particulate foulants at seawater desalination plants. However, many plants experience organic and biological fouling. The first part of this paper focuses on the monitoring of organic and biological foulants using advanced analytical techniques to optimize functioning of DMF at Perth Seawater Desalination Plant (PSDP) in Western Australia. In addition, microbial community analysis in DMF filtered seawater, and on DMF media (DMF-M) and cartridge filter (CF) was conducted using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) and 454-pyrosequencing. In the full-scale DMF system, the bacterial community structure was clustered along with the filtration time and sampling positions. For the DMF effluent samples, the bacterial community structure significantly shifted after 4 h of filtration time, which corresponded with the permeability reduction trend. The dominant bacterial communities in the DMF effluent were OTU 13 (Phaeobacter) and OTU 19 (Oceaniserpentilla). The different biofilm-forming bacteria communities were found in the biofilm samples on DMF-M and CF. In the second part of the study, semi-pilot scale DMF columns were operated on-site under same operating conditions used in PSDP. It demonstrated the advantage of operating DMF at the biofiltration mode for improving the reduction of biofoulants. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
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Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Citation:
Jeong S, Vollprecht R, Cho K, Leiknes T, Vigneswaran S, et al. (2016) Advanced organic and biological analysis of dual media filtration used as a pretreatment in a full-scale seawater desalination plant. Desalination 385: 83–92. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2016.02.017.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Desalination
Issue Date:
19-Feb-2016
DOI:
10.1016/j.desal.2016.02.017
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0011-9164
Sponsors:
This study was supported by the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA), which was funded by the Australian Government through Water for the Future initiative (Project code: 09148). The authors also acknowledge Mr. Damien Marwick (Degremont) and Ms. Ushi Jismi (Water Corporation) for their contribution to the sampling. PSDP is owned by Water Corporation while the operation and maintenance is conducted in alliances with Degremont and Suez Environment.
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dc.contributor.authorJeong, Sanghyunen
dc.contributor.authorVollprecht, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorCho, Kyungjinen
dc.contributor.authorLeiknes, TorOveen
dc.contributor.authorVigneswaran, Saravanamuthuen
dc.contributor.authorBae, Hyokwanen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Seockheonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T13:25:05Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T13:25:05Z-
dc.date.issued2016-02-19en
dc.identifier.citationJeong S, Vollprecht R, Cho K, Leiknes T, Vigneswaran S, et al. (2016) Advanced organic and biological analysis of dual media filtration used as a pretreatment in a full-scale seawater desalination plant. Desalination 385: 83–92. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2016.02.017.en
dc.identifier.issn0011-9164en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.desal.2016.02.017en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621792-
dc.description.abstractDual media filter (DMF) is being used as a primary pretreatment to remove particulate foulants at seawater desalination plants. However, many plants experience organic and biological fouling. The first part of this paper focuses on the monitoring of organic and biological foulants using advanced analytical techniques to optimize functioning of DMF at Perth Seawater Desalination Plant (PSDP) in Western Australia. In addition, microbial community analysis in DMF filtered seawater, and on DMF media (DMF-M) and cartridge filter (CF) was conducted using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) and 454-pyrosequencing. In the full-scale DMF system, the bacterial community structure was clustered along with the filtration time and sampling positions. For the DMF effluent samples, the bacterial community structure significantly shifted after 4 h of filtration time, which corresponded with the permeability reduction trend. The dominant bacterial communities in the DMF effluent were OTU 13 (Phaeobacter) and OTU 19 (Oceaniserpentilla). The different biofilm-forming bacteria communities were found in the biofilm samples on DMF-M and CF. In the second part of the study, semi-pilot scale DMF columns were operated on-site under same operating conditions used in PSDP. It demonstrated the advantage of operating DMF at the biofiltration mode for improving the reduction of biofoulants. © 2016 Elsevier B.V.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA), which was funded by the Australian Government through Water for the Future initiative (Project code: 09148). The authors also acknowledge Mr. Damien Marwick (Degremont) and Ms. Ushi Jismi (Water Corporation) for their contribution to the sampling. PSDP is owned by Water Corporation while the operation and maintenance is conducted in alliances with Degremont and Suez Environment.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectBiofoulingen
dc.subjectDual media filteren
dc.subjectMicrobial communityen
dc.subjectOrganic foulingen
dc.subjectSeawater desalinationen
dc.titleAdvanced organic and biological analysis of dual media filtration used as a pretreatment in a full-scale seawater desalination planten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalDesalinationen
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionDegremont Pty Ltd, Perth Seawater Desalination Plant/Lot 3003, Barter Road, Naval Base, WA, Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Water Resource Cycle Research, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, 39-1 Hawolgok-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, South Koreaen
kaust.authorJeong, Sanghyunen
kaust.authorLeiknes, TorOveen
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