membrane distillation water treatment Articles

  • Membrane Distillation and Applications for Water

    SummaryWater treatment is an important auxiliary process in all thermal cogeneration plants. In this context membrane distillation (MD) is a novel technology that is potentially advantageous to technologies like reverse osmosis in the following ways: ability to utilize low-grade heat, reduced sensitivity to fluctuations in pH or salt concentrations, and lower capital and O&M costs. This ...


    By Xzero AB

  • Brackish water treatment for reuse using vacuum membrane distillation process

    The availability of fresh water is vital for all human activities and in particular for improving living conditions, health and overall well-being. Pressure on scarce fresh water resources can be reduced by treating and reusing brackish water by advanced membrane treatment technologies. In this study, brackish water originating from effluent discharge of a local coal mine, seawater, groundwater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy evaluation and treatment efficiency of vacuum membrane distillation for brackish water desalination

    Strict environmental regulations have led to the rapid development of membrane separation technologies for the production of potable water, for industrial water supply, and for the reuse and discharge of treated wastewater. Promotion of water recycling and the provision of potable water from brackish water prevent significant negative effects on the environment and drinking water supplies. This ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Thermodynamic modelling of a membrane distillation crystallisation process for the treatment of mining wastewater

    Membrane distillation (MD) could be applicable in zero liquid discharge applications. This is due to the fact that MD is applicable at high salinity ranges which are generally outside the scope of reverse osmosis (RO) applications, although this requires proper management of precipitating salts to avoid membrane fouling. One way of managing these salts is with MD crystallisation (MDC). This ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recycling of coal seam gas-associated water using vacuum membrane distillation

    Coal seam gas-associated water (CSGAW), which is a by-product of coal seam gas (CSG) production typically contains significant amounts of salts and has potential environmental issues. In this study, we optimized a bench-scale vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) process with flat-sheet hydrophobic polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membranes for the treatment of synthetic CSGAW (conductivity = 15 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Possibility of nuclear desalination through various membrane distillation configurations: a comparative study

    Three membrane distillation processes, direct contact membrane distillation, sweeping gas membrane distillation and vacuum membrane distillation, have been experimentally studied in a shell-and-tube capillary membrane module. Preliminary experiments were conducted using distilled water and sodium chloride aqueous solutions as feed. The effects of the operating parameters - flow rate, temperature ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fouling and long-term durability of an integrated forward osmosis and membrane distillation system

    An integrated forward osmosis (FO) and membrane distillation (MD) system has great potential for sustainable wastewater reuse. However, the fouling and long-term durability of the system remains largely unknown. This study investigates the fouling behaviour and efficiency of cleaning procedures of FO and MD membranes used for treating domestic wastewater. Results showed that a significant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recovery of salts from ion-exchange regeneration streams by a coupled nanofiltration–membrane distillation process

    Ion-exchange tap water demineralization for process water preparation results in a saline regeneration wastewater (20–100 mS cm−1) that is increasingly problematic in view of discharge. A coupled nanofiltration–membrane distillation (NF-MD) process is evaluated for the recovery of water and sodium chloride from this wastewater. NF-MD treatment of mixed regeneration ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Direct contact membrane distillation for nuclear desalination, Part II: experiments with radioactive solutions

    This paper proposes the application of Direct Contact Membrane Distillation (DCMD) coupled with a nuclear reactor for water desalination and for low- and medium-level radioactive liquid waste concentration. Both laboratory and pilot plant experiments were carried out using the membranes reviewed in Part I of this paper. The effects of process parameters on the productivity and quality of DCMD ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water reclamation from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid using a novel forward osmosis–vacuum membrane distillation hybrid system

    This study examined the performance of a novel hybrid system of forward osmosis (FO) combined with vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) for reclaiming water from shale gas drilling flow-back fluid (SGDF). In the hybrid FO-VMD system, water permeated through the FO membrane into a draw solution reservoir, and the VMD process was used for draw solute recovery and clean water production. Using a SGDF ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treating Industrial Water with Membrane Technology

    A variety of industries are finding that it makes sense to reevaluate the way they treat industrial process water, both to improve the quality of their products and increase the efficiency of their processes. Purification systems utilizing crossflow membrane filtration, such as reverse osmosis (RO), nanofiltration (NF) or ultrafiltration (UF) can be a good alternative to traditional filtration ...


  • Crossflow Membrane Filtration High-Purity Water Systems

    INTRODUCTION As the electronics industry continues to provide us with such products as high resolution television, notebook size portable computers and cars with automatic navigation systems, it becomes necessary to produce semiconductors with finer device geometries to allow for efficient placement of more circuits per a given area. This requires increased control of a semiconductor's material ...

  • Distillation Process Can Yield Zero Liquid Discharge System

    Many industrial applications produce liquid waste as a by-product of their process. As environmental regulations governing the disposal of industrial wastewater become more stringent, it's imperative that innovative wastewater treatment solutions are used to treat this waste and minimize the environmental impact of disposal. While numerous technologies exist to treat industrial wastewater, Zero ...


    By Samsco Corporation

  • Picking Their Membranes - Part I -

    Membrane use by water suppliers may not be new, but suppliers are considering membranes in new ways -- by number and variety of applications. Membranes can work on a wider range of resource waters, more efficiently and for less cost than before. Among membranes' attractions as substitutes for conventional water-treatment technologies, such as filtration, distillation and ion-exchange are: ...


  • Membranes and theoretical modelling of liquid–gas membrane separation for aromatic compounds removal from water: a review

    Liquid–gas membrane separation techniques - namely, vacuum membrane distillation, membrane air–stripping/sweeping and pervaporation - are non–equilibrium membrane separation processes emerging for the removal of aromatic compounds from industrial wastewater and polluted ground waters. This review focuses on polymeric hydrophobic membranes which are commonly employed in the liquid–gas membrane ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Nonhalogenated VOCs in Ground Water, Surface Water and Leachate

    It may be necessary to know other subsurface information to provide remediation of VOCs in the ground water. Treatability studies to characterize the biodegradability may be needed for any biodegradation technology. Treatability studies are usually necessary to ensure that the contaminated ground water can be treated effectively at the design flow. A subsurface geologic characterization would be ...

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Halogenated VOCs in Ground Water, Surface Water and Leachate

    It may be necessary to know other subsurface information to provide remediation of VOCs in the ground water. Treatability studies to characterize the biodegradability may be needed for any biodegradation technologies. Treatability studies are usually necessary to ensure that the contaminated ground water can be treated effectively at the design flow. A subsurface geologic characterization would ...

  • Crossflow Membrane Applications for Glycol-based aqueous solutions

    Introduction This document is a guide for water treatment engineers to better understand crossflow membrane applications for glycol-based aqueous solutions. It includes glycol applications we have sold equipment for, applications we have successfully tested, and applications we have not tested but are expected to be technically feasible. Glycol-based solutions are commonly used by a ...


  • Loading of an Anaerobic Packed Bed for Treatment of a High Strength Gray Water

    ABSTRACTIn preparation of long-duration manned space flight, biological treatment systems have been evaluated for mission specific waste streams consisting of a high-strength gray water. The purpose of the work was to determine the appropriateness of using nitrification and denitrification to treat the urine-humidity condensate waste stream and to determine the optimal loading rate for the bench ...

  • Landfill leachate treatment

    The Client The client is part of a group operating at an International level in many sectors and is highly experienced in many aspects of environmental services. The company provides the Region with many different services including street cleaning, waste collection and transport, graveyard services, public gardens maintenance, building and management of waste disposal plants, ecological ...

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