magnetic water treatment Articles

  • Worlds First Magnetic Ion Exchange Water Treatment Plant to be Installed in Western Australia

    Since the mid-1980s, the Water Corporation of Western Australia (WCWA) has been investigating technologies to prevent an intermittent ‘swampy’ odor occurring in the city of Perth’s treated ground-waters (O’Leary and Herbert, 1998). Groundwater contributes around 50% of the water supply for Perth, which has a population of approximately 1.3 million. The Wanneroo Groundwater Treatment Plant (GWTP) ...


    By IXOM Watercare

  • Application of Magnetized Anion Exchange Resin for Removal of DOC at the Coldiron Watkins Memorial Water Treatment Plant in Danville, KY

    According to data gathered by the Information Collection Rule1, surface water treatment plants (SWTPs) can expect treated-water total haloacetic acid concentrations to be less than total trihalomethane (TTHM) concentrations. However, many SWTPs are plagued with distribution system haloacetic acid (HAA5) concentrations that are higher than TTHM concentrations. The 10 million gallons per day (MGD) ...


    By IXOM Watercare

  • Evaluation of temperature impacts on drinking water treatment efficacy of magnetic ion exchange and enhanced coagulation

    Magnetic ion exchange (MIEX®) is an emerging technology for disinfection by-product (DBP) precursor removal in the drinking water industry. Although recent research has demonstrated that this technology is capable of achieving excellent natural organic matter (NOM) removal, there is paucity of published research showing the efficacy of ion exchange (IX) technology in cold water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A comprehensive factorial design study of variables affecting CaCO3 scaling under magnetic water treatment

    Magnetic water treatment (MWT) could be an interesting alternative to chemical treatment to prevent scaling and has been used as an antiscaling treatment for domestic and industrial equipment. A two level-three factor (23) full factorial design was used to evaluate the effects of pH (6–7.5), flow rate (0.54–0.94) and application of a magnetic field on the induction time (IT), total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A feasibility study of magnetic separation of magnetic nanoparticle for forward osmosis

    It was recently reported that a UK company has developed a naturally non-toxic magnetoferritin to act as a draw solute for drawing water in forward osmosis process. The gist of this technology is the utilization of the magnetic nanoparticle and high-gradient magnetic separation for draw solute separation and reuse. However, any demonstration on this technology has not been reported yet. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Magnetic nanoparticles: study of magnetic heating and adsorption/desorption for biomedical and environmental applications

    This paper presents a summary of research on magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) carried out recently at the Institute of Materials Science. Three families of oxide MNPs namely magnetite, manganite and spinel ferrite materials were prepared by several methods: co-precipitation, sol-gel and high-energy mechanical milling. Magnetite nanoparticles were encapsulated by two natural polymers, starch and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Magnetic Ion Exchange Solves Problems

    In 2004, Big Elk Water Association, near Estes Park, Colo., earned the unenviable Environmental Working Group label of Colorado water system with the worst quality water. Despite multiprocess treatment, BEWA’s finished water had some of the highest concentrations of total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and haloacetic acids (HAA5) in the state. BEWA delivers water to about ...


    By IXOM Watercare

  • Flocculation performance of magnetic particles with high-turbidity surface water

    The sharp increase in raw-water turbidity following heavy rain presents considerable treatment problems due to low sedimentation rates. The objective of this study was to evaluate the removal of negatively charged suspended solids (SS) in surface water treatment using magnetic particles (nFeO; FeO · Fe2O3) synthesised in our laboratory. The performance of nFeO in removing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • MIEX Resin Water Treatment Process

    The MIEX®1 Resin process was developed in Australia for the removal of natural organic material in water treatment. This novel, truly continuous ion exchange process, is based on the MIEX® resin – a micro size, macroporous, strong base, magnetic ion exchange resin. The resin was specially developed for this application and optimised for reversible removal of negatively charged organic ions. The ...


    By IXOM Watercare

  • Nanotechnology in water treatment: an emerging trend

    With advances in nanotechnology, different types of nanomaterial are emerging for applications in water purification and water treatment devices owing to their effectiveness against both chemical and biological contaminants. This paper discusses the application of nanoscale materials that are being evaluated or developed as functional materials for water treatment, e.g. nanomembranes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The mystery of electronic water treatment unveiled

    The problems of scale are well known to those living and working in "hard" water areas. Scale is the undesirable consequence of water supplies becoming super-saturated with dissolved minerals.  These problems are of greater significance if found in industrial water systems and commercial buildings. Scaling problems commonly occur, even in "soft" water areas, when a fluid stream is ...

  • Degradation of phenol by using magnetic photocatalysts of titania

    Magnetic TiO2 (MT) composites were prepared and applied to degrading phenol, which is one of the listed priority pollutants. The effects of heat treatment under preparation on the photocatalytic activity of MT composites have been investigated by varying the soaking time under a constant final temperature of 823 K. The total organic carbon and ring-remaining intermediates of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhanced Coagulation Using a Magnetic Ion Exchange Resin

    The objective of this investigation was to examine the effectiveness of a magnetic ion exchange resin (IVIIEXR) provided by ORICA Australia Pty Ltd. of Victoria, Australia to enhance the coagulation of disinfection by-product (DBP) precursors. The IVIIE)C resin purportedly adsorbs natural organic material, thereby lowering the coagulant demand of the water, as well as lowering its DBP formation ...


    By IXOM Watercare

  • Removal of algogenic organic matter by magnetic ion exchange resin pre-treatment and its effect on fouling in ultrafiltration

    Natural organic matter (NOM) fouling continues to be the major barrier to efficient application of ultrafiltration (UF) in drinking water treatment. Algogenic organic matter (AOM), the main contributor to total NOM levels in raw waters characterised by elevated algae levels, is currently the subject of much investigation. In this study, the effect of AOM on fouling of ultrafiltration and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An Evaluation of Magnetic Ion Exchange (MIEX®) for NOM Removal

    A new process for the removal of natural organic matter (NOM) was developed in Australia by Orica Watercare and South Australian Water Corporation. It employs a strongly basic anion exchange resin to remove NOM from water. In the first stage of the process, the (180 μm) MIEX® resin is mixed with the water to be treated and its small size encourages rapid removal of NOM. The resin beads also ...


    By IXOM Watercare

  • Magnetic seeding of non-magnetic adsorbent powders by coagulation using ferric chloride and magnetite

    A magnetic modification of conventional adsorbent powders to remove them rapidly from water is investigated. In this paper we study the possibility of using a non-magnetic adsorbent powder mixed with magnetite and a coagulant such as ferric chloride added after the adsorption to create magnetic flocs that can be magnetically separated (magnetic seeding). A natural zeolite and Na-activated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • M-PGMA as a new water treatment agent to remove oxytetracycline from water

    Magnetic ion exchange resin is a strong base anion exchange resin with magnetic properties that can be used to remove negatively charged materials from water. Magnetic poly glycidyl methacrylate resin (m-PGMA), a new type of resin, has shown better removal performance for humics than MIEX®. Removal of oxytetracycline (OTC) in water by m-PGMA, and factors influencing the removal, were examined, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Electronic water treatment reduces fouling in heat exchangers

    The deposition of material on heat transfer surfaces is called fouling which significantly impacts on the thermal and mechanical performance of heat exchangers. Fouling increases the overall thermal resistance and lowers the overall heat transfer coefficient of heat exchangers as well as impeding fluid flow, accelerating corrosion and increasing pressure drop across the heat ...

  • Using magnetic powder to enhance coagulation membrane filtration for treating micro-polluted surface water

    The magnetic enhanced coagulation membrane filtration (MECMF) process was introduced into micro-polluted surface water treatment. The process was conducted by adding magnetic powder (MP) for enhancing coagulation. By contrasting the water quality parameters including dissolved organic carbon (DOC), UV254 and turbidity of permeates of MECMF and coagulation/flocculation membrane filtration ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • "A Non-Chemical Water Treatment for Cooling Towers"

    Untitled Document Introduction This paper will describe a case study of a ...


    By Dolphin WaterCare

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