Susanto, Heru and Ulbricht, Mathias (2008) Highly fouling resistant ultraï¬ltration membranes for water and wastewater treatments. Water Science and Technology, 8 (1). pp. 19-24. ISSN 1606-9749
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Control of fouling is a critical issue to increase the competitiveness of ultraï¬ltration (UF)membranes for drinking water and wastewater treatments. Highly fouling resistant UF membranes synthesized by photo-graft copolymerization of a water soluble monomer, poly(ethylene glycol) methacrylate (PEGMA), onto a polyethersulfone UF membrane have been evaluated with respect to the adsorptive as well as the ultraï¬ltration fouling. Protein, humic substance and polysaccharide solutions were used as the model for foulants occurring in the water sources for drinking water as well as in wastewater efï¬uents. The results show that the modiï¬ed membranes exhibited a much higher fouling resistance for all foulants than the unmodiï¬ed membranes. Their combined high fouling resistance and high rejection suggests that the obtained modiï¬ed membranes are very promising as a new generation of thin-layer composite low fouling UF membranes for drinking water and wastewater treatment applications. Key words | fouling, natural organic matter, polysaccharide, protein, ultraï¬ltration, surface modiï¬cation.
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering|
Faculty of Engineering > Department of Chemical Engineering
|Deposited By:||Dr. Heru Susanto|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2012 10:12|
|Last Modified:||12 Oct 2012 12:18|
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