Journal article

Use of membrane technology for potable water production

M Arora, RC Maheshwari, SK Jain, A Gupta

DESALINATION | ELSEVIER | Published : 2004

Abstract

Excess fluoride in drinking water is harmful for human health, so it is necessary to be removed. In this study thepotential of a reverse osmosis (RO)membrane for defluoridation of underground water samples at different solute concentrations was studied. Because of the variation in feed water composition, its chemical properties, pH and operating conditions, effect of these parameters on the membrane separation process was studied. The results showed that pH, feed water composition, flow rate and pressure affect the membrane efficiency, and thus proper control of these factors is essential for successful operation, Optimum membrane properties and proper rejection were determined percentage fo..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers