Environmental and economic impacts of fertilizer drawn forward osmosis and nanofiltration hybrid system

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Title:
Environmental and economic impacts of fertilizer drawn forward osmosis and nanofiltration hybrid system
Authors:
Kim, Jung Eun; Phuntsho, Sherub; Chekli, Laura; Hong, Seungkwan; Ghaffour, Noreddine ( 0000-0003-2095-4736 ) ; Leiknes, TorOve ( 0000-0003-4046-5622 ) ; Choi, Joon Yong; Shon, Ho Kyong
Abstract:
Environmental and economic impacts of the fertilizer drawn forward osmosis (FDFO) and nanofiltration (NF) hybrid system were conducted and compared with conventional reverse osmosis (RO) hybrid scenarios using microfiltration (MF) or ultrafiltration (UF) as a pre-treatment process. The results showed that the FDFO-NF hybrid system using thin film composite forward osmosis (TFC) FO membrane has less environmental impact than conventional RO hybrid systems due to lower consumption of energy and cleaning chemicals. The energy requirement for the treatment of mine impaired water by the FDFO-NF hybrid system was 1.08 kWh/m, which is 13.6% less energy than an MF-RO and 21% less than UF-RO under similar initial feed solution. In a closed-loop system, the FDFO-NF hybrid system using a TFC FO membrane with an optimum NF recovery rate of 84% had the lowest unit operating expenditure of AUD $0.41/m. Besides, given the current relatively high price and low flux performance of the cellulose triacetate and TFC FO membranes, the FDFO-NF hybrid system still holds opportunities to reduce operating expenditure further. Optimizing NF recovery rates and improving the water flux of the membrane would decrease the unit OPEX costs, although the TFC FO membrane would be less sensitive to this effect.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Citation:
Kim JE, Phuntsho S, Chekli L, Hong S, Ghaffour N, et al. (2017) Environmental and economic impacts of fertilizer drawn forward osmosis and nanofiltration hybrid system. Desalination 416: 76–85. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2017.05.001.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Desalination
Issue Date:
8-May-2017
DOI:
10.1016/j.desal.2017.05.001
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0011-9164
Sponsors:
Funding for this research was also provided by Industrial Facilities & Infrastructure Research Program (grant number 17IFIP-B088091-04) by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korean Government, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, National Centre for Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA), ARC Future Fellowship (grant number FT140101208) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Chancellor's postdoctoral research fellowship.
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001191641730293X
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dc.contributor.authorKim, Jung Eunen
dc.contributor.authorPhuntsho, Sheruben
dc.contributor.authorChekli, Lauraen
dc.contributor.authorHong, Seungkwanen
dc.contributor.authorGhaffour, Noreddineen
dc.contributor.authorLeiknes, TorOveen
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Joon Yongen
dc.contributor.authorShon, Ho Kyongen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-08T08:49:27Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-08T08:49:27Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-08en
dc.identifier.citationKim JE, Phuntsho S, Chekli L, Hong S, Ghaffour N, et al. (2017) Environmental and economic impacts of fertilizer drawn forward osmosis and nanofiltration hybrid system. Desalination 416: 76–85. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2017.05.001.en
dc.identifier.issn0011-9164en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.desal.2017.05.001en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/624875-
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental and economic impacts of the fertilizer drawn forward osmosis (FDFO) and nanofiltration (NF) hybrid system were conducted and compared with conventional reverse osmosis (RO) hybrid scenarios using microfiltration (MF) or ultrafiltration (UF) as a pre-treatment process. The results showed that the FDFO-NF hybrid system using thin film composite forward osmosis (TFC) FO membrane has less environmental impact than conventional RO hybrid systems due to lower consumption of energy and cleaning chemicals. The energy requirement for the treatment of mine impaired water by the FDFO-NF hybrid system was 1.08 kWh/m, which is 13.6% less energy than an MF-RO and 21% less than UF-RO under similar initial feed solution. In a closed-loop system, the FDFO-NF hybrid system using a TFC FO membrane with an optimum NF recovery rate of 84% had the lowest unit operating expenditure of AUD $0.41/m. Besides, given the current relatively high price and low flux performance of the cellulose triacetate and TFC FO membranes, the FDFO-NF hybrid system still holds opportunities to reduce operating expenditure further. Optimizing NF recovery rates and improving the water flux of the membrane would decrease the unit OPEX costs, although the TFC FO membrane would be less sensitive to this effect.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for this research was also provided by Industrial Facilities & Infrastructure Research Program (grant number 17IFIP-B088091-04) by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korean Government, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, National Centre for Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA), ARC Future Fellowship (grant number FT140101208) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Chancellor's postdoctoral research fellowship.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001191641730293Xen
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Desalination. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Desalination, 8 May 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2017.05.001. © 2017. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectDesalinationen
dc.subjectFertigationen
dc.subjectFertilizer drawn forward osmosisen
dc.subjectHybrid systemsen
dc.subjectLife cycle assessmenten
dc.subjectNanofiltrationen
dc.subjectReverse osmosisen
dc.titleEnvironmental and economic impacts of fertilizer drawn forward osmosis and nanofiltration hybrid systemen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalDesalinationen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Broadway, NSW, 2007, , Australiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, Korea University, 1, 5-ka, Anam-Dong, Sungbuk-Gu, Seoul, 136-713, , South Koreaen
dc.contributor.institutionHyorim Industries Inc., Yatap-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-city, Gyeonggi-do, 513-2, , South Koreaen
kaust.authorGhaffour, Noreddineen
kaust.authorLeiknes, TorOveen
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