Removal of organic micropollutants using advanced membrane-based water and wastewater treatment : A review

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Muhammad Usman Farid
  • Chuyang Y. Tang
  • Long D. Nghiem
  • Am Jang

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Original languageEnglish
Article number117672
Journal / PublicationJournal of Membrane Science
Online published19 Nov 2019
Publication statusOnline published - 19 Nov 2019

Abstract

The rising consumption of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and endocrine disruptive compounds for healthcare purposes and improving living standards has resulted in the widespread occurrence of organic micropollutants (MPs) in water and wastewater. Conventional water/wastewater treatment plants are faced with inherent limitations in tackling these compounds, leading to difficulties in the provision of secure and safe water supplies. In this context, membrane technology has been found to be a promising method for resolving this emerging concern. To ensure the suitability of membrane-based treatment processes in full-scale applications, we first need to develop a better understanding of the behavior of MPs and the mechanisms behind their removal using advanced membrane technologies. This review provides a thorough overview of the advanced membrane-based treatment methods available for the effective removal of MPs, including reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, forward osmosis, and membrane distillation.

Research Area(s)

  • Membrane technologies, Organic micropollutants, Pharmaceuticals, Personal care products, Endocrine disruptive compounds

Citation Format(s)

Removal of organic micropollutants using advanced membrane-based water and wastewater treatment : A review. / Khanzada, Noman Khalid; Farid, Muhammad Usman; Kharraz, Jehad A.; Choi, Jungwon; Tang, Chuyang Y.; Nghiem, Long D.; Jang, Am; An, Alicia Kyoungjin.

In: Journal of Membrane Science, 19.11.2019.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal