Journal article

Fouling and cleaning of polymer-entwined graphene oxide nanocomposite membrane for forward osmosis process

S Kim, R Ou, Y Hu, H Zhang, GP Simon, H Hou, H Wang

Separation Science and Technology | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2019

Abstract

© 2018, © 2018 Taylor & Francis. In this study, we have characterized membrane fouling of polymer-entwined graphene oxide membranes with a simulated feed solution containing organic foulants for wastewater treatment applications, as well as with a simulated inorganic wastewater with high iron and silicon concentrations relevant to steel industry wastewater reclamation. Membrane cleaning processes by cross-flow surface flushing with water were then applied to demonstrate water flux recovery for long-term application. Salt rejection property was retained constant during fouling process, whereas water flux was found to be reduced continuously due to fouling but was readily recoverable followi..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the Baosteel-Australia Research and Development Center (BA13005) and the Australian Research Council (Linkage Project No.: LP140100051).This work is supported by the Baosteel-Australia Research and Development Center (BA13005) and the Australian Research Council (Linkage Project No.: LP140100051)