Highly selective and antifouling reverse osmosis membrane for domestic-wastewater reclamation

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

Conference

Title9th International Water Association (IWA) Membrane Technology Conference & Exhibition for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse (IWA-MTC 2019)
Location
PlaceFrance
CityToulouse
Period23 - 27 June 2019

Abstract

Domestic wastewater is considered as a potential source for reclamation and reuse applications using reverse osmosis (RO). However, the widespread occurrence of emerging pollutants (EPs), which include endocrine-disruptive compounds (EDCs), pharmaceuticals/personal care products (PPCPs), and Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) found in wastewater, their inappropriate removal, and cross contamination into the aquatic environment has been receiving increasing attention due to their adverse effects on environmental systems and human health. Herein, graphene oxide cross-linking polydopamine RO membrane showed promising results against micropollutants retention in contrast with pristine. Although size exclusion was observed as a dominant mechanism for both the membranes, however, the modified membrane showed high rejection for low molecular weight (bisphenol A) and nonionic (erythromycin and hormones) compounds and exhibited enhanced flux with less fouling propensity.

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Highly selective and antifouling reverse osmosis membrane for domestic-wastewater reclamation. / Khanzada, N.K.; Farid, M.U.; An, A.K.

2019. Paper presented at 9th International Water Association (IWA) Membrane Technology Conference & Exhibition for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Reuse (IWA-MTC 2019), Toulouse, France.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review