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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432627/inorganic-fouling-control-in-reverse-osmosis-wastewater-reclamation-by-purging-carbon-dioxide
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Muhammad Kashif Shahid, Minsu Pyo, Young-Gyun Choi
Inorganic fouling on the membrane surface is one of the major prevalent issues affecting the performance and cost of reverse osmosis system. Chemical dosage is a widely adopted method for the inhibition of inorganic scale on the membrane surface. In this study, CO2 was used to control inorganic scale formation on surface of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane in wastewater reclamation. The pH of influent could be lowered by purging CO2. It caused an increase in solubility of inorganic salts in water resulting in discharge of principle ions in concentrate stream...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431351/role-of-membrane-fouling-substances-on-the-rejection-of-n-nitrosamines-by-reverse-osmosis
#2
Takahiro Fujioka, Hitoshi Kodamatani, Hidenobu Aizawa, Stephen Gray, Kenneth P Ishida, Long D Nghiem
The impact of fouling substances on the rejection of four N-nitrosamines by a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane was evaluated by characterizing individual organic fractions in a secondary wastewater effluent and deploying a novel high-performance liquid chromatography-photochemical reaction-chemiluminescence (HPLC-PR-CL) analytical technique. The HPLC-PR-CL analytical technique allowed for a systematic examination of the correlation between the fouling level and the permeation of N-nitrosamines in the secondary wastewater effluent and synthetic wastewaters through an RO membrane...
April 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418590/control-of-biofouling-by-xanthine-oxidase-on-seawater-reverse-osmosis-membranes-from-a-desalination-plant-enzyme-production-and-screening-of-bacterial-isolates-from-the-full-scale-plant
#3
Veena Nagaraj, Lucy Skillman, Dan Li, Zhangwang Xie, Goen Ho
Control of biofouling on seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membranes is a major challenge as treatments can be expensive, damage the membrane material and often biocides do not remove the polymers in which bacteria are embedded. Biological control has been largely ignored for biofouling control. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of xanthine oxidase enzyme against complex fouling communities and then identify naturally occurring bacterial strains that produce the free radical generating enzyme...
April 18, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412549/enhancing-boron-rejection-in-fo-using-alkaline-draw-solutions
#4
Yi-Ning Wang, Weiyi Li, Rong Wang, Chuyang Y Tang
This study provides a novel method to enhance boron removal in a forward osmosis (FO) process. It utilizes the reverse solute diffusion (RSD) of ions from alkaline draw solutions (DSs) and the concentration polarization of the hydroxyl ions to create a highly alkaline environment near the membrane active surface. The results show that boron rejection can be significantly enhanced by increasing the pH of NaCl DS to 12.5 in the active-layer-facing-feed-solution (AL-FS) orientation. The effect of RSD enhanced boron rejection was further promoted in the presence of concentration polarization (e...
April 10, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406468/foulant-analysis-of-three-ro-membranes-used-in-treating-simulated-brackish-water-of-the-iraqi-marshes
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Dawood Eisa Sachit, John N Veenstra
In this work, three different types of Reverse Osmosis (RO) (Thin-Film Composite (SE), Cellulose Acetate (CE), and Polyamide (AD)) were used to perform foulant analysis (autopsy) study on the deposited materials from three different simulated brackish surface feed waters. The brackish surface water qualities represented the water quality in Iraqi marshes. The main foulants from the simulated feed waters were characterized by using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDXS) spectra...
April 13, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401120/estimating-patient-borne-water-and-electricity-costs-in-home-hemodialysis-a-simulation
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Matthew Nickel, Wes Rideout, Nikhil Shah, Frances Reintjes, Justin Z Chen, Robert Burrell, Robert P Pauly
BACKGROUND: Home hemodialysis is associated with lower costs to the health care system compared with conventional facility-based hemodialysis because of lower staffing and overhead costs, and by transferring the treatment cost of utilities (water and power) to the patient. The purpose of this study was to determine the utility costs of home hemodialysis and create a formula such that patients and renal programs can estimate the annual patient-borne costs involved with this type of treatment...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399496/a-review-of-reverse-osmosis-membrane-fouling-and-control-strategies
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Shanxue Jiang, Yuening Li, Bradley P Ladewig
Reverse osmosis (RO) membrane technology is one of the most important technologies for water treatment. However, membrane fouling is an inevitable issue. Membrane fouling leads to higher operating pressure, flux decline, frequent chemical cleaning and shorter membrane life. This paper reviews membrane fouling types and fouling control strategies, with a focus on the latest developments. The fundamentals of fouling are discussed in detail, including biofouling, organic fouling, inorganic scaling and colloidal fouling...
April 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350170/relating-silica-scaling-in-reverse-osmosis-to-membrane-surface-properties
#8
Tiezheng Tong, Song Zhao, Chanhee Boo, Sara M Hashmi, Menachem Elimelech
We investigated the relationship between membrane surface properties and silica scaling in reverse osmosis (RO). The effects of membrane hydrophilicity, free energy for heterogeneous nucleation, and surface charge on silica scaling were examined by comparing thin-film composite polyamide membranes grafted with a variety of polymers. Results show that the rate of silica scaling was independent of both membrane hydrophilicity and free energy for heterogeneous nucleation. In contrast, membrane surface charge demonstrated a strong correlation with the extent of silica scaling (R(2) > 0...
April 7, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345484/removal-of-fouling-species-from-brackish-water-reverse-osmosis-reject-stream
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G M Ayoub, L Korban, M Al-Hindi, R Zayyat
Brine disposal from reverse osmosis (RO) systems remains a major challenge for the desalination industry especially in inland areas where discharge options are very limited. Solutions will entail the introduction of economic treatment processes that will alleviate the brine's negative impact on the environment and reduce its discharge volume. Such processes could act as an intermediary treatment process for the recycling of the brine through an additional RO stage which, for brackish water (BW) desalination, could lead to saving valuable water while reducing the amount of brine discharge...
March 27, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342687/analysis-of-the-best-available-techniques-for-wastewaters-from-a-denim-manufacturing-textile-mill
#10
H Yukseler, N Uzal, E Sahinkaya, M Kitis, F B Dilek, U Yetis
The present study was undertaken as the first plant scale application and evaluation of Best Available Techniques (BAT) within the context of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control/Industrial Emissions Directive to a textile mill in Turkey. A "best practice example" was developed for the textile sector; and within this context, BAT requirements for one of the World's leading denim manufacturing textile mills were determined. In order to achieve a sustainable wastewater management; firstly, a detailed wastewater characterization study was conducted and the possible candidate wastewaters to be reused within the mill were identified...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342575/performance-of-a-novel-baffled-osmotic-membrane-bioreactor-microfiltration-hybrid-system-under-continuous-operation-for-simultaneous-nutrient-removal-and-mitigation-of-brine-discharge
#11
Nirenkumar Pathak, Laura Chekli, Jin Wang, Youngjin Kim, Sherub Phuntsho, Sheng Li, Noreddine Ghaffour, TorOve Leiknes, Hokyong Shon
The present study investigated the performance of an integrated osmotic and microfiltration membrane bioreactor system for wastewater treatment employing baffles in the reactor. Thus, this reactor design enables both aerobic and anoxic processes in an attempt to reduce the process footprint and energy costs associated with continuous aeration. The process performance was evaluated in terms of water flux, salinity build up in the bioreactor, organic and nutrient removal and microbial activity using synthetic reverse osmosis (RO) brine as draw solution (DS)...
March 14, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324708/removal-of-haloacetic-acids-from-swimming-pool-water-by-reverse-osmosis-and-nanofiltration
#12
Linyan Yang, Qianhong She, Man Pun Wan, Rong Wang, Victor W-C Chang, Chuyang Y Tang
Recent studies report high concentrations of haloacetic acids (HAAs), a prevalent class of toxic disinfection by-products, in swimming pool water (SPW). We investigated the removal of 9 HAAs by four commercial reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) membranes. Under typical SPW conditions (pH 7.5 and 50 mM ionic strength), HAA rejections were >60% for NF270 with molecular weight cut-off (MWCO) equal to 266 Da and equal or higher than 90% for XLE, NF90 and SB50 with MWCOs of 96, 118 and 152 Da, respectively, as a result of the combined effects of size exclusion and charge repulsion...
March 10, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302433/improving-water-quality-in-a-dialysis-unit-using-root-cause-analysis
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Pallavi Yadav, Dawn England, Caprice Vanderkolk, Pui-Ying Iroh Tam
BACKGROUND: Water quality levels from hemodialysis (HD) and reverse osmosis (RO) machines in dialysis units must meet standards set by the American Association of Medical Instrumentation. Researchers used a root cause analysis (RCA) approach to identify and address factors affecting water quality in the HD and portable RO machines at our institution. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team reviewed processes, interviewed staff members, and identified opportunities to improve the current sampling and machine disinfection processes...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292676/permeability-of-uncharged-organic-molecules-in-reverse-osmosis-desalination-membranes
#14
Emil Dražević, Krešimir Košutić, Marin Svalina, Jacopo Catalano
Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes are primarily designed for removal of salts i.e. for desalination of brackish and seawater, but they have also found applications in removal of organic molecules. While it is clear that steric exclusion is the dominant removal mechanism, the fundamental explanation for how and why the separation occurs remains elusive. Until recently there was no strong microscopic evidences elucidating the structure of the active polyamide layers of RO membranes, and thus they have been conceived as "black boxes"; or as an array of straight capillaries with a distribution of radii; or as polymers with a small amount of polymer free domains...
March 9, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289987/biochar-based-constructed-wetlands-to-treat-reverse-osmosis-rejected-concentrates-in-chronic-kidney-disease-endemic-areas-in-sri-lanka
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B C L Athapattu, T W L R Thalgaspitiya, U L S Yasaratne, Meththika Vithanage
The objectives were to investigate the potential remedial measures for reverse osmosis (RO) rejected water through constructed wetlands (CWs) with low-cost materials in the media established in chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) prevalent area in Sri Lanka. A pilot-scale surface and subsurface water CWs were established at the Medawachchiya community-based RO water supply unit. Locally available soil, calicut tile and biochar were used in proportions of 81, 16.5 and 2.5% (w/w), respectively, as filter materials in the subsurface...
March 13, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285498/profiling-total-viable-bacteria-in-a-hemodialysis-water-treatment-system
#16
Lihua Chen, Xuan Zhu, Menglu Zhang, Yuxin Wang, Tianyu Lv, Shenghua Zhang, Xin Yu
The culture-dependent methods such as heterotrophic plate counting (HPC) are usually applied to evaluate the bacteriological quality of the hemodialysis water. However, these methods cannot detect the uncultured or viable but non-culturable (VBNC) bacteria both of which may be quantitatively predominant throughout the hemodialysis water treatment system. Therefore, PMA-qPCR associated with HPC was used together to profile the distribution of the total viable bacteria in such a system. Moreover, high-throughput sequencing of 16s rRNA gene amplicons was utilized to analyze the microbial community structure and diversity...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279608/influence-of-fertilizer-draw-solution-properties-on-the-process-performance-and-microbial-community-structure-in-a-side-stream-anaerobic-fertilizer-drawn-forward-osmosis-ultrafiltration-bioreactor
#17
Youngjin Kim, Sheng Li, Laura Chekli, Sherub Phuntsho, Noreddine Ghaffour, TorOve Leiknes, Ho Kyong Shon
In this study, a side-stream anaerobic fertilizer-drawn forward osmosis (FDFO) and ultrafiltration (UF) membrane bioreactor (MBR) hybrid system was proposed and operated for 55days. The FDFO performance was first investigated in terms of flux decline with various fertilizers draw solution. Flux decline was very severe with all fertilizers due to the absence of aeration and the sticky property of sludge. Flux recovery by physical cleaning varied significantly amongst tested fertilizers which seriously affected biofouling in FDFO via reverse salt flux (RSF)...
February 27, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272036/effects-of-various-chemical-cleaning-conditions-for-pressured-mf-process
#18
Chang-Kyu Lee, Chansoo Park, June-Seok Choi, Jong-Oh Kim
A pilot-scale pressured hollow-fiber microfiltration (MF) process as pretreatment for the reverse osmosis process was studied and operated under various conditions to assess the relative influence of backwashing, chemical enhanced backwashing (CEB), and bag filter application. The pilot plant process consisted of backwashing but without the CEB or the bag filter as the first step of the research. As the second step of the research, the impact of the backwashing on permeability recovery was assessed at different intervals followed by the influence of CEB on flowrate recovery...
March 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272010/the-use-of-a-sea-salt-based-spray-for-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-novel-concept
#19
David A Pougatsch, Andrew Rader, Lee C Rogers
Several patients present to wound healing specialists seeking a natural or alternative medical approach to their wounds. The purpose of this prospective, case-cohort study of 10 patients was to evaluate the use of Oceanzyme Wound Care Spray (Ocean Aid, Inc, Boynton Beach, FL) in improving healing in diabetic foot ulcers during a 12-week period. This product contains water purified by reverse osmosis, coral reef sea salt, lysozyme, and sodium benzoate. The primary endpoint was wound closure, and secondary endpoints were infection rate and wound area reduction...
February 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260384/aqueous-boron-removal-by-using-electrospun-poly-vinyl-alcohol-pva-mats-a-combined-study-of-ir-raman-spectroscopy-and-computational-chemistry
#20
Kwan Sik Lee, Ki Heon Eom, Jun-Heok Lim, Hyunwook Ryu, Suhan Kim, Dong-Kyu Lee, Yong Sun Won
We report the use of a novel and efficient method to remove aqueous boron by using electrospun, water-resistant poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) mats stabilized in methanol. The removal of the primary aqueous boron species as (B(OH)3), was accomplished by chemical adsorption in reactions with -OH (hydroxyl) groups on the PVA mat surface. The chemical adsorption of B(OH)3 was qualitatively confirmed by the analysis of IR and Raman spectra. The bands, corresponding to the molecular vibration modes of chemically bonded boron in PVA, were identified by using the frequency calculation from the computational chemistry for the first time...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
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