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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324708/removal-of-haloacetic-acids-from-swimming-pool-water-by-reverse-osmosis-and-nanofiltration
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#5
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
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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
#7
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
#8
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
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259818/control-of-nitrification-denitrification-in-an-onsite-two-chamber-intermittently-aerated-membrane-bioreactor-with-alkalinity-and-carbon-addition-model-and-experiment
#10
Mahamalage Kusumitha Perera, James D Englehardt, George Tchobanoglous, Reza Shamskhorzani
Denitrifying membrane bioreactors (MBRs) are being found useful in water reuse treatment systems, including net-zero water (nearly closed-loop), non-reverse osmosis-based, direct potable reuse (DPR) systems. In such systems nitrogen may need to be controlled in the MBR to meet the nitrate drinking water standard in the finished water. To achieve efficient nitrification and denitrification, the addition of alkalinity and external carbon may be required, and control of the carbon feed rate is then important. In this work, an onsite, two-chamber aerobic nitrifying/denitrifying MBR, representing one unit process of a net-zero water, non-reverse osmosis-based DPR system, was modeled as a basis for control of the MBR internal recycling rate, aeration rate, and external carbon feed rate...
February 20, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259812/electrolysis-assisted-mitigation-of-reverse-solute-flux-in-a-three-chamber-forward-osmosis-system
#11
Shiqiang Zou, Zhen He
Forward osmosis (FO) has been widely studied for desalination or water recovery from wastewater, and one of its key challenges for practical applications is reverse solute flux (RSF). RSF can cause loss of draw solutes, salinity build-up and undesired contamination at the feed side. In this study, in-situ electrolysis was employed to mitigate RSF in a three-chamber FO system ("e-FO") with Na2SO4 as a draw solute and deionized (DI) water as a feed. Operation parameters including applied voltage, membrane orientation and initial draw concentrations were systematically investigated to optimize the e-FO performance and reduce RSF...
February 28, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257813/reverse-osmosis-and-ultrafiltration-for-recovery-and-reuse-of-larval-rearing-water-in-anopheles-arabiensis-mass-production-effect-of-water-quality-on-larval-development-and-fitness-of-emerging-adults
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Wadaka Mamai, Rebecca Hood-Nowotny, Hamidou Maiga, Adel Barakat Ali, Nanwintoun S Bimbile-Somda, Diloma Dieudonné Soma, Hanano Yamada, Rosemary Susan Lees, Jeremie R L Gilles
BACKGROUND: Countries around the world are showing increased interest in applying the sterile insect technique against mosquito disease vectors. Many countries in which mosquitoes are endemic, and so where vector control using the sterile insect technique may be considered, are located in arid zones where water provision can be costly or unreliable. Water reuse provides an alternate form of water supply. In order to reduce the cost of mass rearing of Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes, the possibility of recycling and reusing larval rearing water was explored...
March 1, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256318/experimental-design-optimization-of-reverse-osmosis-purification-of-pretreatedolive-mill-wastewater
#13
J M Ochando-Pulido, A Martinez-Ferez
The management of the effluents generated by olive oil industries, commonly known as olive mills, represents an ever increasing problem still unresolved. The core of the present work was the modelling and optimization of a reverse osmosis (RO) membrane operation for the purification of a tertiary-treated olive mill wastewater stream (OMW2TT). Statistical multifactorial analysis showed all the studied variables including the operating pressure (PTM), crossflow velocity (vt) and operating temperature (T) remarkably influence the permeate flux yielded by the selected membrane (p-value practically equal to zero), confirming a statistically significant relationship among the variables considered at 95% confidence level...
February 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240852/chlorine-resistant-polyamide-reverse-osmosis-membrane-with-monitorable-and-regenerative-sacrificial-layers
#14
Hai Huang, Saisai Lin, Lin Zhang, Li'an Hou
Improving chlorine stability is a high priority for aromatic polyamide (PA) reverse osmosis (RO) membranes especially in long-term desalination. In this Research Article, PA RO membranes of sustainable chlorine resistance was synthesized. Glycylglycine (Gly) was grafted onto the membrane surface as a regenerative chlorine sacrificial layer, and the zeta-potential was used to monitor the membrane performance and to conduct timely regeneration operations for chlorinated Gly. The Gly-grafted PA membrane exhibited ameliorative chlorine resistance in which the N-H moiety of glycylglycine served as sacrificial pendants against chlorine attacks...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226250/improved-performance-of-gravity-driven-membrane-filtration-for-seawater-pretreatment-implications-of-membrane-module-configuration
#15
Bing Wu, Tino Christen, Hwee Sin Tan, Florian Hochstrasser, Stanislaus Raditya Suwarno, Xin Liu, Tzyy Haur Chong, Michael Burkhardt, Wouter Pronk, Anthony G Fane
As a low energy and chemical free process, gravity-driven membrane (GDM) filtration has shown a potential for seawater pretreatment in our previous studies. In this study, a pilot submerged GDM reactor (effective volume of 720 L) was operated over 250 days and the permeate flux stabilized at 18.6 ± 1.4 L/m(2)h at a hydrostatic pressure of 40 mbar. This flux was higher than those in the lab-scale GDM reactor (16.3 ± 0.2 L/m(2)h; effective volume of 8.4 L) and in the filtration cell system (2.7 ± 0...
February 16, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222375/on-site-nutrient-recovery-and-removal-from-source-separated-urine-by-phosphorus-precipitation-and-short-cut-nitrification-denitrification
#16
Song Yao, Liping Chen, Detian Guan, Zhongguo Zhang, Xiujun Tian, Aimin Wang, Guotian Wang, Qian Yao, Dangcong Peng, Jiuyi Li
Source separation and treatment of human urine have been recognized as a resource-efficient alternative to conventional urban drainage, not only reducing nutrient loads on municipal wastewater treatment plants, but recovering valuable resources from waste streams. In this work, on-site phosphorus (P) recovery from real urine was carried out by using the brine from a reverse osmosis process as the flush water for urine-diverting toilets and a P precipitant, while nitrogen (N) was removed via short-cut nitrification-denitrification (SCND) in a membrane bioreactor (MBR)...
May 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210459/microbiological-qualification-of-air-water-and-dialysate-in-a-haemodialysis-centre-a-new-focus-on-legionella-spp
#17
Saeid Nazemi, Mehdi Mirzaii, Somayeh Yaslianifard, Davood Darban-Sarokhalil, Seyyed Sajjad Khoramrooz, Pirasteh Norozi, Fatemeh Davardoost
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The microbiological monitoring of the water used for haemodialysis is important especially for Legionella and non-fermentative bacteria since patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are suffering from deteriorated function of immune system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total 50 water and dialysate samples were weekly collected over a period of 10 weeks from 5 sites. Total and faecal coliforms were determined by utilizing the most probable number (MPN) method...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192364/membrane-technology-applied-to-acid-mine-drainage-from-copper-mining
#18
K Ambiado, C Bustos, A Schwarz, R Bórquez
The objective of this study is to evaluate the treatment of high-strength acid mine drainage (AMD) from copper mining by nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) at pilot scale. The performances of two commercial spiral-wound membranes - NF99 and RO98pHt, both from Alfa Laval - were compared. The effects of pressure and feed flow on ion rejection and permeate flux were evaluated. The results showed high ion removal under optimum pressure conditions, which reached 92% for the NF99 membrane and 98% for the RO98pHt membrane...
February 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191535/association-of-serum-intact-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-with-left-ventricular-mass-and-different-echocardiographic-findings-in-patients-on-hemodialysis
#19
Amir Ahmad Nassiri, Monir Sadat Hakemi, Reza Safar-Pour, Ali Ahmadi, Maryam Tohidi, Babak Sharif Kashani, Fatemeh Esfehani, Soudabeh Alatab
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) through the assessment of left ventricular (LV) mass and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in patients on hemodialysis, this study was done. METHODS: All patients on hemodialysis who are older than 18 years and in whom hemodialysis vintage was at least 6 months were enrolled. All patients were on hemodialysis thrice a week for 4 h using low-flux dialysis filters, polysulfone membranes, reverse osmosis purified water, and bicarbonate-base hemodialysis solution...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186405/thin-film-nanocomposite-tfn-membranes-incorporated-with-super-hydrophilic-metal-organic-framework-mof-uio-66-toward-enhancement-of-water-flux-and-salt-rejection
#20
Dangchen Ma, Shing Bo Peh, Gang Han, Shing Bor Chen
Zirconiumv (IV)-carboxylate metal-organic framework (MOF) UiO-66 nanoparticles were successfully synthesized and incorporated in the polyamide (PA) selective layer to fabricate novel thin-film nanocomposite (TFN) membranes. Compared to unmodified pure polyamide thin-film composite (TFC) membranes, the incorporation of UiO-66 nanoparticles significantly changes the membrane morphology and chemistry, leading to an improvement of intrinsic separation properties due to the molecular sieving and superhydrophilic nature of UiO-66 particles...
March 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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