Advanced

Reuse of industrial wastewater following treatment with reverse osmosis

Into, M; Jönsson, Ann-Sofi LU and Lengden, G (2004) In Journal of Membrane Science 242(1-2). p.21-25
Abstract
The Perstorp, industrial park in southern Sweden is faced with water shortage problems. One way to reduce these problems is through the reuse of recycled water. In this paper the results of treating 240 m(3) per day wastewater in a reverse osmosis (RO) plant are presented. High-quality water, which is used as make-up water in cooling towers, is produced from a difficult and varying feed. Severe fouling problems during the first year of operation have been solved and the reliability of the RO plant is now good. The only pretreatment employed before the RO plant is a bag filter. Despite no cleaning of the membranes, the membrane lifetime is 16 months, which means that RO treatment is economically feasible. The savings made by using the RO... (More)
The Perstorp, industrial park in southern Sweden is faced with water shortage problems. One way to reduce these problems is through the reuse of recycled water. In this paper the results of treating 240 m(3) per day wastewater in a reverse osmosis (RO) plant are presented. High-quality water, which is used as make-up water in cooling towers, is produced from a difficult and varying feed. Severe fouling problems during the first year of operation have been solved and the reliability of the RO plant is now good. The only pretreatment employed before the RO plant is a bag filter. Despite no cleaning of the membranes, the membrane lifetime is 16 months, which means that RO treatment is economically feasible. The savings made by using the RO plant emanate from reduced use of fresh water and lower discharge charges. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
published
subject
in
Journal of Membrane Science
volume
242
issue
1-2
pages
21 - 25
publisher
Elsevier
external identifiers
  • wos:000224140100004
  • scopus:4444351756
ISSN
0376-7388
DOI
10.1016/j.memsci.2003.07.027
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
3d2e60c6-fcc9-49cb-adc1-ae0786d94a39 (old id 138794)
date added to LUP
2007-06-25 11:27:30
date last changed
2017-10-22 04:48:26
@article{3d2e60c6-fcc9-49cb-adc1-ae0786d94a39,
  abstract     = {The Perstorp, industrial park in southern Sweden is faced with water shortage problems. One way to reduce these problems is through the reuse of recycled water. In this paper the results of treating 240 m(3) per day wastewater in a reverse osmosis (RO) plant are presented. High-quality water, which is used as make-up water in cooling towers, is produced from a difficult and varying feed. Severe fouling problems during the first year of operation have been solved and the reliability of the RO plant is now good. The only pretreatment employed before the RO plant is a bag filter. Despite no cleaning of the membranes, the membrane lifetime is 16 months, which means that RO treatment is economically feasible. The savings made by using the RO plant emanate from reduced use of fresh water and lower discharge charges. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Into, M and Jönsson, Ann-Sofi and Lengden, G},
  issn         = {0376-7388},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {21--25},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Membrane Science},
  title        = {Reuse of industrial wastewater following treatment with reverse osmosis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2003.07.027},
  volume       = {242},
  year         = {2004},
}