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Membrane fouling in desalination and its mitigation strategies

Goh, Pei Sean and Lau, Woei Jye and Mohd. Othman, Mohd. Othman and Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi (2018) Membrane fouling in desalination and its mitigation strategies. Desalination, 425 . pp. 130-155. ISSN 0011-9164

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2017.10.018


Water scarcity at global level has called for attentions to establish new and innovative technologies that can be tapped to provide sustainable solutions to water crisis. Membrane-based desalination has been acknowledged as one of the promising approaches to resolve the global challenges. Currently, different membrane-based technologies have been deployed worldwide for clean water production. However, despite the great advances made in terms of the permeate flux and rejection, the practical application of membrane for desalination is still limited by the inevitable membrane fouling issue. Membrane fouling is known to be the major culprit to the elevated operating costs due to the deterioration of permeate flux, increasing transmembrane pressure, and frequent chemical cleaning which shorten the membrane's lifespan. This review provides insights into the recent advancement in mitigating membrane desalination fouling. The fouling control strategies which encompass the efforts made in the novel membrane development, feed water pretreatment, and membrane cleaning are highlighted. The advantages and limitations of these techniques are discussed and reviewed based on a substantial number of up-to-date literatures.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Desalination, Fouling
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:85362
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:17 Mar 2020 16:27
Last Modified:17 Mar 2020 16:27

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