alexa Assessment of Ultrafiltration Cleaning Protocols in Drinking Water Treatment Processes | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2157-7048

Journal of Chemical Engineering & Process Technology
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Assessment of Ultrafiltration Cleaning Protocols in Drinking Water Treatment Processes

Vera M1,2*, Martín-Alonso J2, Mesa J2, González S3, Lefèvre B3, Gibert O1,3 and Cortina JL1,3

1Barcelona Research Center in Multiscale Science and Engineering, EEBE, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) – Barcelona TECH, c/Eduard Maristany, Barcelona, Spain

2Aigües de Barcelona, Empresa Metropolitana de Gestió del Cicle Integral de l’Aigua, Gral. Barcelona, Spain

3CETAQUA, Water Technology Center, Ctra. D’Esplugues Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain

*Corresponding Author:
Vera M
Barcelona Research Center in Multiscale
Science and Engineering, EEBE, Universitat
Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) – Barcelona TECH
c/Eduard Maristany, Spain
Tel: +34934016200
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: June 10, 2017 Accepted Date: July 10, 2017 Published Date: July 18, 2017

Citation: Vera M, Martín-Alonso J, Mesa J, González S, Lefèvre B, et al. (2017) Assessment of Ultrafiltration Cleaning Protocols in Drinking Water Treatment Processes. J Chem Eng Process Technol 8: 345. doi: 10.4172/2157-7048.1000345

Copyright: © 2017 Vera M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Membrane-based processes efforts are focused on mitigating membrane fouling by optimizing operating conditions, especially when low quality surface waters are treated. The study conducted here was driven to evaluate the current measures applied to mitigate fouling in Ultrafiltration (UF) stages when integrated as a pre-treatment of the Reverse Osmosis (RO) in a Drinking Water Treatment Plant (DWTP). First, the effect of coagulants in fouling and water quality was evaluated by using synthetic and surface waters in bench-scale. Both aluminum and ironbased coagulants rejected the organic compounds when dosed above 1 mg·L-1. Also, micro-coagulation with FeCl3 previous to the UF impacted positively the membrane performance. Then, two modes of operation were proposed and tested in bench-scale to improve the cleaning strategies when filtering waters from different sources. The results highlighted the feasibility to apply a different cleaning protocol when groundwater was filtered as it would improve the water yield and production by elongating the filtration times. To conclude, an exploratory analysis reviewed the membrane performance and cleaning strategies in the Ultrafiltration stage at full-scale during 1 year of operation. The results showed high variations in Specific flux (Js) throughout the year and, also, suggested that chemical cleaning procedures were being applied in excess.

Keywords

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version