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Effect of hydrophilic / hydrophobic fractions of Natural Organic Matter on irreversible fouling of membranes

Bessiere, Yolaine and Jefferson, Bruce and Goslan, Emma and Bacchin, Patrice Effect of hydrophilic / hydrophobic fractions of Natural Organic Matter on irreversible fouling of membranes. (2009) Desalination, 2 (1). 182-187. ISSN 0011-9164

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2008.12.047


Natural organic matter (NOM) has been identified as a major factor affecting membrane processes performances, but its impact is difficult to quantify from global parameters such as organic carbon content. The extent of fouling due to the different fractions of NOM from surface water has been examined in dead-end ultrafiltration using criteria such as flux decline and irreversibility in regard with organic matter rejection. The most important flux decline was observed during the filtration of the hydrophilic acids fraction whereas fulvic acids led to the most irreversible fouling. Furthermore, the hydrophilic fraction lost its fouling character when mixed with other fractions underlining that interactions between numerous components are possibly more important than the composition itself.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier . The definitive version is available on : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00119164
HAL Id:hal-00570690
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Cranfield University (UNITED KINGDOM)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
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