membrane performance monitoring Articles

  • Case study: Innovative portable package wastewater treatment plants

    DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A. has designed, engineered and is currently producing a new series of State of the Art Portable Sewage Treatment Plants (PSTP), incorporating advanced Ultra-Filtration (MBR) technology. These Plants are used for multiple “emergency” & “short-term” purposes with the ability to re-use the treated effluent. The particular Portable STP can be easily ...


    By DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A.

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Real-Time Membrane Fouling Monitoring

    The Port Hueneme Water Agency (PHWA) has been operating a municipal drinking water treatment plant designed to be a Brackish Water Reclamation Demonstration Facility. The facility consists of 3 separate side-by-side full scale systems or trains, each representing a major membrane separation process: nanofiltration (NF), reverse osmosis (RO) and electro dialysis reversal (EDR). Both the NF and RO ...


    By MASAR Technologies, Inc.

  • Early discovery of RO membrane fouling and real-time monitoring of plant performance for optimizing cost of water

    Abstract RO plant operators, end-users, membrane manufacturers and system suppliers have been facing two major problems since the advent of commercial membrane technology applications for water desalination utilizing reverse osmosis (RO) and other membrane processes: how to reliably monitor their membrane system performance and how to detect membrane fouling and scaling development in real ...


    By MASAR Technologies, Inc.

  • The smart solution to membrane fouling detection, monitoring and management

    Since the advent of membrane technology applications for large-scale commercial seawater desalination in the early Eighties, two critical issues in the application of the technology have emerged and persisted that drastically affected the way plant owners and operators managed these vital water production utilities, and subsequently impacted the total cost of water. The issues are the ...


    By MASAR Technologies, Inc.

  • A performance evaluation of three membrane bioreactor systems: aerobic, anaerobic, and attached-growth

    Water sustainability is essential for meeting human needs for drinking water and sanitation in both developing and developed countries. Reuse, decentralization, and low energy consumption are key objectives to achieve sustainability in wastewater treatment. Consideration of these objectives has led to the development of new and tailored technologies in order to balance societal needs with the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Chemical monitoring strategy for the assessment of advanced water treatment plant performance

    A pilot-scale plant was employed to validate the performance of a proposed full-scale advanced water treatment plant (AWTP) in Sydney, Australia. The primary aim of this study was to develop a chemical monitoring program that can demonstrate proper plant operation resulting in the removal of priority chemical constituents in the product water. The feed water quality to the pilot plant was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biofouling Plant Performance

    The City of Clifton, Colorado, designed and built a 2.4 million gallons per day nanofiltration plant to treat Colorado river water and supply the city and nearby areas with drinking water. The plant was partially started in September 1997 with NF Skid 1. It was shutdown in the Spring of 1998 due to low river TDS. The plant was re-started in August 1998. Shortly after, Skid 1 was cleaned after ...


    By MASAR Technologies, Inc.

  • Virus removal retention challenge tests performed at lab scale and pilot scale during operation of membrane units

    The determination of the virus retention capabilities of UF units during operation is essential for the operators of drinking water treatment facilities in order to guarantee an efficient and stable removal of viruses through time. In previous studies, an effective method (MS2-phage challenge tests) was developed by the Water Research Center of Veolia Environnement for the measurement of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Software warns of early membrane fouling

    A software system known as MASAR – Membrane Alarm System and Automated Reporter, is proving to be a valuable tool for monitoring and optimizing membrane – based water purification and desalination plants. It can detect the early development of membrane fouling/scaling in RO, NF, UF and MF systems by monitoring performance and measuring an early-warning parameter called the Fouling ...


    By MASAR Technologies, Inc.

  • Performance Comparison of RO and NF Systems

    The nanofiltration train (NF-A) and reverse osmosis train (RO-A) at Port Hueneme Brackish Reclamation Demonstration Facility in Southern California have both suffered from biofouling since startup in November 1998 until the plant implemented a raw water chloramination scheme in June 2000 (around 13,500 hours of operation). Moreover, the nanofiltration membrane elements also suffered from a ...


    By MASAR Technologies, Inc.

  • Real-time monitoring of membrane bioreactors with 2D-fluorescence data and statistically based models

    The application of membrane bioreactors (MBR) for wastewater treatment is growing worldwide due to their compactness and high effluent quality. However, membrane fouling, mostly associated to biological products, can reduce MBR performance. Therefore, it is important to monitor MBRs as close to real-time as possible to accelerate control actions for maximal biological and membrane performance. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Monitoring of river pollution with time weighted average (TWA) water concentrations with semipermeable membrane devices (SPMD)

    Project reference Project: Pilot project of Umeå river investigation (Sweden) Customer: Umeå county, Sweden Project period 2000-2001 Nature of task: Determination of PCB point source in Umeå river Summary ...


    By Exposmeter AB

  • Silent Alarm software optimizes membrane plants

    Overview Since the advent of membrane technology applications in commercial and industrial water desalination and purification plants utilizing RO, NF, UF & MF processes, membrane manufacturers, system suppliers and end-users alike have been facing two major problems: how to adequately and reliably monitor membrane system performance and how to detect membrane fouling and scaling ...


    By MASAR Technologies, Inc.

  • Integrity and perfomance evaluation of new generation desalting membranes

    Various RO membrane integrity monitoring methods are currently being evaluated during pilot testing at the North City Water Reclamation Plant (NCWRP) located in San Diego, CA. The main purpose of the testing is to assess both direct and indirect monitoring techniques currently available to measure the integrity and reliability of RO membranes during water reclamation. Specific methods being ...


    By Toray Chemical Korea

  • The safe use of cationic flocculants with reverse osmosis membranes

    Abstract Flocculants are used in combination with coagulants to agglomerate suspended particles for removal by filtration. This technique is used extensively in all types of surface waters to reduce the silt density index (SDI) and minimise membrane fouling. Although organic cationic flocculants are particularly effective, their widespread use in membrane applications is limited ...

  • Influence of feed quality on seawater reverse osmosis performance

    The trouble-free operation of a Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant relies on the quality of the treated feed water, which highlights the need for optimisation of the pre-treatment steps. The quality of raw seawater varies with time in terms of suspended and colloidal load, along with the dissolved salt content. In a conventional pre-treatment scheme, consisting of clarification and particulate and micron ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of Membrane Technology for the Recovery and Reuse of Water

    Abstract As water and sewer costs are expected to increase over the next decade, membrane technology will continue to be a viable and economical option in the recovery and reuse of water. This paper describes the mechanism of membrane effected separation (specifically reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and microfiltration), membranes commercially available, membrane element configurations, and how ...


  • Case study: TOC recovery studies comparing combustion/NDIR with UV-persulfate/membrane conductometric methods for municipal raw and finished drinking water monitoring

    Objective Numerous studies have been conducted to compare the performance of various TOC methodologies on a wide range of raw source water and finished drinking water samples. The methodologies studied are those that are approved for TOC monitoring under the USEPA’s Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (D/DBPR). The results of these studies demonstrate that ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Organics Monitoring (TOC)

    Total organic carbon (TOC) testing is the traditional method for determining organic matter in water. However there is a far more practical, affordable and often more useful way to measure organic matter. UV absorbance testing (UVA) is rapidly becoming the preferred method of measuring organics even when the levels of organics being measured are very small. Organic Matter Organic ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

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