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Effect of periodic backwash in the submerged membrane adsorption hybrid system

Khirani, Sarah and Smith, Paul James and Manero, Marie-Hélène and Ben Aim, Roger and Vigneswaran, Saravanamuth Effect of periodic backwash in the submerged membrane adsorption hybrid system. (2006) Desalination, 1 (1-3). 27-34 . ISSN 0011-9164

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2005.09.010


The submerged membrane adsorption hybrid system (SMAHS) is an attractive solution in treating wastewater; however it faces membrane fouling although to a less extent. In this study, different adsorbents and resins were investigated in order to find a substitute to the powdered activated carbon (PAC); The effect of new backflush was also studied in further reducing the membrane fouling. The SMAHS led to 72–86% dissolved organic carbon (DOC) removal. A detailed study on the transmembrane pressure development led to a conclusion that there is a critical flux and this value is around 16 l/h.m2 for the wastewater studied.

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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:13 Nov 2008 09:16

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