Study on Removal Efficiency of Natural Organic Matter and Lead Metal Solution Using Nanofiltration Membrane
Mustapha Chabane* and Benamar Dahmani
Spectrochemistry and Structural Pharmacology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Science Faculty, University of Tlemcen, Algeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mustapha Chabane
Spectrochemistry and Structural Pharmacology Laboratory
Department of Chemistry
University of Tlemcen, Algeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 07, 2012; Accepted date: September 20, 2012; Published date: September 20, 2012
Citation: Chabane M, Dahmani B (2012) Study on Removal Efficiency of Natural Organic Matter and Lead Metal Solution Using Nanofiltration Membrane. J Chromat Separation Techniq 3:142. doi:10.4172/2157-7064.1000142
Copyright: ©2012 Chabane 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.
This research studied the remove of lead metal and natural organic matter (NOM) using nanofiltration membrane. The combined effects between NOM and lead ion can cause a loose cake formation at the membrane surface, thus lowering flux decline when compared with that of metal ion alone. The results were possibly caused by increased accumulation of fouled materials at the membrane surface, thus affecting flux, causing complete pore fouling.