Successful performance of SWRO systems relies upon high quality pre-treated water. Lessons learnt from three (3) different membrane pre-treatment installations: 1. Kindasa, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; 2. Buzzard Platform. North Sea, UK; and 3. WSC, Mobile Ship based system is provided. It is concluded that MF/UF provides an excellent and consistent treated water quality for RO/SRP. However, membrane pre-treatment is not the answer to all seawater applications.
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- Paul Choules
- Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies North America
- AMTA Annual Meeting, Austin, TX
- reverse osmosis (RO) membrane separation, membrane pretreatment, Microfiltration (MF), Ultrafiltration (UF)