Assessment of bench- and pilot-scale fouling of low-pressure membranes by NOM using a unified modified fouling index

Haiou Huang, Thayer Young, Joseph G. Jacangelo

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Abstract

A novel membrane fouling index, UMFI, was developed in this study on the basis of a unified Hermia model. The concept of UMFI properly accounts for the membrane-specificity of fouling potential, and enables direct assessment of the total and the irreversible fouling of commercially available LPHF membranes in bench scale. A simple experimental unit was established, and the resulting UMFI values statistically similar to the pilot scale UMFIs. The UMFI method established in this study may be applied to the design and operation of full scale LPHF membrane filtration facilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 18 2007Mar 21 2007

Publication series

Name2007 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings

Other

Other2007 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period3/18/073/21/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Huang, H., Young, T., & Jacangelo, J. G. (2007). Assessment of bench- and pilot-scale fouling of low-pressure membranes by NOM using a unified modified fouling index. In 2007 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings (2007 Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition Proceedings).