Membrane fouling is a major operational issue in reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plants. In particular, plants treating brackish groundwater can encounter troublesome inorganic membrane scales. A novel cleaning method is proposed to remove inorganic scales from fouled RO membranes using dissolved CO2. A comparison of cleaning methods is discussed and results are reviewed.
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- Erin T. Partlan / David A. Ladner, PhD, PE
- Clemson University
- AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV
- AWWA/AMTA Membrane Technology Conference
- Membrane fouling, Reverse Osmosis (RO), CIP