The control of fouling is key to sustainable membrane operation. This study compares pretreatment for two ultrafiltration (UF) plants treating the same source water (Lake Ontario). By reducing fouling, the use of biofiltration as a pretreatment has the potential to reduce chemical usage for, and waste generation from, membrane processes, thus contributing to minimizing energy consumption and maximizing water production.
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- Ing Barbara Siembida-Losch, PhD / William B. Anderson, PhD / Jane Bonsteel / I. Hashemi / Peter M. Huck, PhD
- University of Waterloo
- AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference, Glendale, AZ
- AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference
- fouling, NOM, Ultrafiltration