Review on strategies for biofouling mitigation in spiral wound membrane systems

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/627040
Title:
Review on strategies for biofouling mitigation in spiral wound membrane systems
Authors:
Bucs, Szilard ( 0000-0002-4924-0895 ) ; Farhat, Nadia ( 0000-0003-3566-6163 ) ; Kruithof, Joop C.; Picioreanu, Cristian; van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. ( 0000-0003-0658-4775 ) ; Vrouwenvelder, Johannes S. ( 0000-0003-2668-2057 )
Abstract:
Because of the uneven distribution of fresh water in time and space, a large number of regions are experiencing water scarcity and stress. Membrane based desalination technologies have the potential to solve the fresh water crisis in coastal areas. However, in many cases membrane performance is restricted by biofouling. The objective of this review is to provide an overview on the state of the art strategies to control biofouling in spiral wound reverse osmosis membrane systems and point to possible future research directions. A critical review on biofouling control strategies such as feed water pre-treatment, membrane surface modification, feed spacer geometry optimization and hydrodynamics in spiral wound membrane systems is presented. In conclusion, biofouling cannot be avoided in the long run, and thus biofouling control strategies should focus on delaying the biofilm formation, reducing its impact on membrane performance and enhancing biofilm removal by advanced cleaning strategies. Therefore, future studies should aim on: (i) biofilm structural characterization; (ii) understanding to what extent biofilm properties affect membrane filtration performance, and (iii) developing methods to engineer biofilm properties such that biofouling would have only a low or delayed impact on the filtration process and accumulated biomass can be easily removed.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Citation:
Bucs SS, Farhat N, Kruithof JC, Picioreanu C, van Loosdrecht MCM, et al. (2018) Review on strategies for biofouling mitigation in spiral wound membrane systems. Desalination. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2018.01.023.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Desalination
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2018
DOI:
10.1016/j.desal.2018.01.023
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0011-9164
Sponsors:
The research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0011916417320830
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Articles; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorBucs, Szilarden
dc.contributor.authorFarhat, Nadiaen
dc.contributor.authorKruithof, Joop C.en
dc.contributor.authorPicioreanu, Cristianen
dc.contributor.authorvan Loosdrecht, Mark C.M.en
dc.contributor.authorVrouwenvelder, Johannes S.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-06T06:07:30Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-06T06:07:30Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-01en
dc.identifier.citationBucs SS, Farhat N, Kruithof JC, Picioreanu C, van Loosdrecht MCM, et al. (2018) Review on strategies for biofouling mitigation in spiral wound membrane systems. Desalination. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2018.01.023.en
dc.identifier.issn0011-9164en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.desal.2018.01.023en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627040-
dc.description.abstractBecause of the uneven distribution of fresh water in time and space, a large number of regions are experiencing water scarcity and stress. Membrane based desalination technologies have the potential to solve the fresh water crisis in coastal areas. However, in many cases membrane performance is restricted by biofouling. The objective of this review is to provide an overview on the state of the art strategies to control biofouling in spiral wound reverse osmosis membrane systems and point to possible future research directions. A critical review on biofouling control strategies such as feed water pre-treatment, membrane surface modification, feed spacer geometry optimization and hydrodynamics in spiral wound membrane systems is presented. In conclusion, biofouling cannot be avoided in the long run, and thus biofouling control strategies should focus on delaying the biofilm formation, reducing its impact on membrane performance and enhancing biofilm removal by advanced cleaning strategies. Therefore, future studies should aim on: (i) biofilm structural characterization; (ii) understanding to what extent biofilm properties affect membrane filtration performance, and (iii) developing methods to engineer biofilm properties such that biofouling would have only a low or delayed impact on the filtration process and accumulated biomass can be easily removed.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0011916417320830en
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, [, , (2018-02-01)] DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2018.01.023 . © 2018. 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.titleReview on strategies for biofouling mitigation in spiral wound membrane systemsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalDesalinationen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionWetsus, European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Oostergoweg 9, 8911 MA Leeuwarden, The Netherlandsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology, Van der Maasweg 9, 2629 HZ Delft, The Netherlandsen
kaust.authorBucs, Szilarden
kaust.authorFarhat, Nadiaen
kaust.authorVrouwenvelder, Johannes S.en
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