membrane treatment Articles

  • Alternative water supply and treatment solutions in Durban (SA)

    As a result of persistent drought conditions in South Africa a customer (an international consumer goods producer with a production facility in Durban) experiences the pressure of limited availability of water. The ever dropping dam levels currently result in higher risk for intermittent water supply resulting in unplanned and forced production stops in case no water is available. Aquest Colsen ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • 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.

  • Optimized Membrane Treatment

    LONG LIVE THE MEMBRANE - Dave Johnson, Technical Manager - Water, explores the new technologies that address specific needs for membrane processes used in downstream facilities for water treatment purposes. Membrane processes are becoming popular in downstream processing plants for the production of boiler feed water, treatment and recycling of wastewater and integration into various processes. ...


    By Kurita

  • Ceramic membranes for water treatment

    Ceramic membranes, different in pore size and membrane material, were applied to remove particulate and dissolved matter from different spent filter backwash water types as well as from dam water. The study was conducted in pilot scale under conditions typical for waterworks at a dam water treatment plant. A comparison of different ceramic membranes implied that total membrane resistance was more ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimized Membrane Treatment Hydrocarbon Engineering

    Membrane processes are becoming popular in downstream processing plants for the production of boiler feed water, treatment and recycling of wastewater and integration into various processes. The design and efficiency, both hydraulically and in terms of energy, are improving rapidly Design changes such as heating feedwater through solar ponds can result in up to 35% reduction in energy ...


    By Kurita

  • Effect of membrane characteristics on the performance of membrane bioreactors for oily wastewater treatment

    Influence of membrane material and pore size on the performance of a submerged membrane bioreactor (sMBR) for oily wastewater treatment was investigated. The sMBR had a working volume of about 19 L with flat sheet modules at the same hydrodynamic conditions. Five types of micro- and ultra-polymeric membranes containing cellulose acetate (CA), cellulose nitrate (CN), polyamide (PA), polyvinylidene ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Membrane fouling

    The Problem: Membrane water treatment is costly and complex due to the systems required to mitigate membrane fouling. Membranes have, therefore, been relegated to high value applications such as desalination and ultra-pure water needs. The systems used to mitigate fouling have a history of underperformance and high cost. EconoPure Solution: EconoPure has ...


    By EconoPure Water Systems, LLC

  • Direct observations of membrane scale in membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment application

    The formation of inorganic fouling on MF membrane was investigated in membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating industrial wastewater. Membrane autopsy works using microscopic techniques and surface analysis were carried out at the completion of pilot-scale operation to analyze foulant materials extensively. Scaling occurred on the membrane surface significantly in the MBR treating calcium-rich ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Membrane bioreactor technology for decentralised wastewater treatment and reuse

    There is a growing interest in utilising non-traditional water resources by means of water reclamation and water recycling for long term sustainability. Amongst the many treatment alternatives, membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have been seen as an effective technology capable of transforming various types of wastewater into high-quality effluent exceeding most discharge requirements and suitable for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Dye wastewater treatment by using ceramic membrane bioreactor

    Performance of a Micro-filtration Membrane Bioreactor (MMBR) for treatment of dye wastewater was investigated. The experimental results indicated that the removal efficiency for COD, TOC and colour was 85%, 85-90% and 70%, respectively, the effluent COD was below 70 mgl−1 on average. Gel layer resistance of COD was 10%. Particle size distribution of sludge in MMBR was 1-150 μm, and the average ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Treatment of municipal wastewater by membrane bioreactor: a pilot study

    The operational performance of a submerged hollow fibre Membrane Bio-Reactor (MBR) for treatment of municipal wastewater on pilot scale was investigated. The experimental results indicated that the removal efficiency for SS, COD, NH4-N, turbidity, bacterium, iron (Fe2+) and Manganese (Mn2+) was 100%, 94.5%, 98.3%, 99.7%, lg6, 99%, 92.3%, respectively. The water quality of the effluent was quite ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Membrane Bioreactor for the treatment of natural rubber wastewater

    A membrane bioreactor was set up using two pieces of Kubota flat sheet membranes, with nominal pore size of 0.4 ∝m and a total effective area of 0.2 m²atex concentrate processing factory. A steady-state MLSS concentration was attained at 8500 mg/L during biomass acclimatisation. A critical flux of 0.01224 m³/m²h was determined using the flux step method, whereas an optimum ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Extending membrane longevity by using MIEX as a pre-treatment

    The use of membrane technology and in particular microfiltration (MF) is becoming more popular as a water treatment technology. The operational lifetime of MF membranes can be reduced by natural organic matter (NOM) which is a known foulant. The MIEX DOC (Magnetic Ion EXchange for Dissolved Organic Carbon removal) process was developed to remove NOM from raw water sources. It was anticipated that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • New treatment plant to feature ceramic membranes

    The Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD) in Colorado has contracted for a membrane treatment system for its Rueter-Hess water treatment plant project. The new plant will treat water from the Rueter-Hess Reservoir (RHR), which is being built three miles southwest of downtown Parker on Newlin Gulch, which is a tributary drainage of Cherry Creek. The reservoir and associated treatment plan ...


    By PennWell Corporation

  • Dependable Pretreatment for UF Membrane Water Treatment System

    Lake Forest is a small upper class community along the west shore of Lake Michigan about 35 miles north of downtown Chicago, IL. In 1890 a group of residents started the Lake Forest Water Company on the present site to provide water for the residents of the community. Prior to the spring of 2004, the Lake Forest Water Plant provided traditional water treatment. Coagulating chemicals were added to ...

  • Chemical wastewater treatment applying a membrane bioreactor (MBR)

    IntroductionAt the current time Membrane Bioreactors (MBR) are the primary focus of wastewater treatment technologies. MBR is a combination of biological activated sludge process for the removal of nutrients and a membrane filtration for separation of biomass and treated water. In industrial wastewater treatment MBRs have proven to be a particularly reliable technique [Cornel et al., 2006]. The ...


    By MICRODYN-NADIR GmbH

  • Membrane processing for water treatment in the semiconductor industry

    It is the aim of high-purity water production to either fully eliminate organic and ¡florganic compounds, particles, and microorganisms from the water or to reduce their concentrations to values below the detection limits of the most advanced analysis methods. Currently, this problem is solved by means of a multi-stage process chain, in which membrane technology ...

  • Evaluation of an emerging water treatment technology: ceramic membranes

    Historically, low-pressure membranes (microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF)) used in potable water treatment are made of polymers (polysulfone (PS), polypropylene (PP), polyethersulfone (PES), polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) etc). Recently, membranes made of ceramic materials (aluminium oxide) have been developed by MetaWater (Japan), Kubota (Japan) and others and is being marketed in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Membrane Technology in Water Treatment in the Mediterranean Region

    Water is the most essential resource of life. About 97,5 % of the World’s water resources (1.386 Mio km³) are salty seawater, not usable for agriculture, technical purposes or simply quenching the thirst of about 6 Billion people on Earth. Just 2.5 % of the world’s water is fresh water, but only 30 % of it are accessible for us, either as groundwater or as surface water bodies. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of a membrane bioreactor for winery wastewater treatment

    Winery wastewaters are variable in nature and are hard to treat by means of the conventional activated sludge process because of the high organic loading associated with their production, especially during vintage. To face this situation, recently, membrane bioreactors have been widely applied to treat winery wastewaters. In this study, a full-scale membrane bioreactor treated some 110 m3/d of ...


    By IWA Publishing

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