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Membrane Distillation and Forward Osmosis: Advances in Membranes, Modules, and Applications

Fane, Anthony G, Wang, Rong, Tang, C. Y and Yang, Xing (2012) Membrane Distillation and Forward Osmosis: Advances in Membranes, Modules, and Applications. IDA Journal of Desalination and Water Reuse, 4 (1). pp. 22-26. ISSN 1947-7953 (print) 2051-6452 (online)

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Membrane distillation (MD) and forward osmosis (FO) are attracting interest for reuse and desalination applications. Both processes are low pressure and suited to using low-grade thermal energy, such as waste heat and solar, which yield low greenhouse-gas emissions. MD applications include desalination, concentrate processing by MD crystallization, and a unique MD bioreactor with high-quality permeate for wastewater reclamation. FO applications include desalting, brine usage, and an FO bioreactor, which also produces high-quality permeate for reuse. This article reviews research developments in MD and FO at the Singapore Membrane Technology Centre.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: membrane distillation, forward osmosis, water desalination, heat transfer, membrane wetting, oleophobicity, distillation modules
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0904 Chemical Engineering
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI)
Depositing User: Ms Julie Gardner
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2014 22:44
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2014 22:44
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