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dc.contributor.authorVillacorte, Loreen O.
dc.contributor.authorTabatabai, S. Assiyeh Alizadeh
dc.contributor.authorDhakal, N.
dc.contributor.authorAmy, Gary L.
dc.contributor.authorSchippers, Jan Cornelis
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Maria Dolores
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-12T09:26:58Z
dc.date.available2015-08-12T09:26:58Z
dc.date.issued2014-08-04
dc.identifier.issn19443994
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19443994.2014.940649
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/566070
dc.description.abstractSeawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination technology has been rapidly growing in terms of installed capacity and global application over the last decade. An emerging threat to SWRO application is the seasonal proliferation of microscopic algae in seawater known as algal blooms. Such blooms have caused operational problems in SWRO plants due to clogging and poor effluent quality of the pre-treatment system which eventually forced the shutdown of various desalination plants to avoid irreversible fouling of downstream SWRO membranes. This article summarizes the current state of SWRO technology and the emerging threat of algal blooms to its application. It also highlights the importance of studying the algal bloom phenomena in the perspective of seawater desalination, so proper mitigation and preventive strategies can be developed in the near future. © 2014 © 2014 Balaban Desalination Publications. All rights reserved.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.subjectAlgal blooms
dc.subjectMembrane fouling
dc.subjectPre-treatment
dc.subjectSeawater reverse osmosis
dc.titleAlgal blooms: an emerging threat to seawater reverse osmosis desalination
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.identifier.journalDesalination and Water Treatment
dc.contributor.institutionUNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Westvest 7, AX Delft 2611, The Netherlands
dc.contributor.institutionWetsus Center of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Agora 1, CJ Leeuwarden 8934, The Netherlands
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Stevinweg 1, CN Delft 2628, The Netherlands
kaust.personAmy, Gary L.
dc.date.published-online2014-08-04
dc.date.published-print2015-09-04


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