Towards new membrane-based technologies for water treatment and reuse in the textile industry

Irena Petrinić, Claus Hélix-Nielsen

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Abstract

Textile wastewater represents challenging feed streams to be treated by membrane separation due to the complex composition and presence of reactive components. Here we first briefly present some characteristics of textile wastewater remediation where a key issue is (bio)fouling. We then present Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs) and Forward Osmosis (FO) membranes as both technologies have attracted considerable interest due to the low fouling propensity of FO membranes. This makes them an intriguing supplement to existing method and we conclude this communication by highlighting some new developments and perspectives involving biomimetic aquaporin FO membranes and Osmotic Membrane Bioreactors (OMBRs).
Original languageEnglish
JournalTekstil
Volume63
Issue number7-8
Pages (from-to)251-258
Number of pages8
ISSN0492-5882
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Business and International Management
  • Biomimetics
  • Forward Osmosis
  • Membranes
  • Textile wastewater

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