The use of support media in submerged membranes systems has shown great potential in controlling and minimizing membrane fouling without the need of increasing the membrane operational parameters. Support media can be very efficient for removal of water organic impurities and turbidity. However, the fill fraction of support media required for minimizing membrane fouling is considered as an important factor in membrane technology. The purpose of the research is to investigate the use of support media at different fill fractions as an alternative method of minimizing membrane fouling and optimizing the operational parameters of the membrane reactor. In addition, the effect of the support media on water quality parameters and membrane performance is investigated.
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- Mohammad Alresheedi / Onita Basu, PhD, PE
- Carleton University
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX
- AMTA/AWWA Membrane Technology Conference
- Media, Fouling, Submerged