Novel technologies for reverse osmosis concentrate treatment: A review

Sung Hee Joo, Berrin Tansel

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Abstract

Global water shortages due to droughts and population growth have created increasing interest in water reuse and recycling and, concomitantly, development of effective water treatment processes. Pressured membrane processes, in particular reverse osmosis, have been adopted in water treatment industries and utilities despite the relatively high operational cost and energy consumption. However, emerging contaminants are present in reverse osmosis concentrate in higher concentrations than in the feed water, and have created challenges for treatment of the concentrate. Further, standards and guidelines for assessment and treatment of newly identified contaminants are currently lacking. Research is needed regarding the treatment and disposal of emerging contaminants of concern in reverse osmosis concentrate, in order to develop cost-effective methods for minimizing potential impacts on public health and the environment. This paper reviews treatment options for concentrate from membrane processes. Barriers to emerging treatment options are discussed and novel treatment processes are evaluated based on a literature review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-335
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Volume150
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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Costs and Cost Analysis
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Population Growth
Recycling
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Keywords

  • Advanced oxidation
  • Concentrate management
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Integrated water treatment
  • Pressure driven membranes
  • Reverse osmosis concentrate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Medicine(all)

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Novel technologies for reverse osmosis concentrate treatment : A review. / Joo, Sung Hee; Tansel, Berrin.

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