Faculty Advisor

Zhou, Hong Susan

Center

SHANGHAI / Shanghai, China

Abstract

Membrane Ultrafiltration (UF) is a great alternative for treating Natural Organic Matter (NOM) in drinking water that might be harmful for human health. However, membrane fouling is an important factor that restricts its widespread application. This project worked on reducing membrane fouling and improving membrane NOM removability by optimizing the membrane fabrication and the experimental conditions of ultrafiltration/photocatalysis. Results indicated the membrane fouling was reduced from 40% to less than 10% and the membrane NOM rejection Rate increased from around 80% to above 93%.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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