One of the major disadvantages of membrane filtration for the production of drinking water is the occurrence of membrane fouling which leads to operational problems and to a deterioration of the treated water quality. One of the causes of membrane fouling is the presence of natural organic matter (NOM) in sources for drinking water. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of NOM on RO, UF and NF membrane fouling and look into the control of membrane fouling by reducing NOM or elimination of hardness ions.
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- Wolter Siegers
- Kiwa Water Research
- AMTA Biennial Conference, Las Vegas, NV
- Biennial Conference
- natural organic matter (NOM), membrane fouling, Scaling or inorganic fouling, Biofouling, Particulate or colloidal fouling, RO/MF/UF membranes, Technical University of Delft