volume 38, issue 4, P1026-1036 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2003.10.049
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James E Kilduff, Supatpong Mattaraj, Andrew Wigton, Mehmet Kitis, Tanju Karanfil

Abstract: A field reverse osmosis system was used to isolate dissolved organic matter (DOM) from two lacustrine and two riverine surface water sources. The rejection of DOM was on the order of 99% and did not vary significantly with pressure. A simple mass balance model using a single measured value of rejection predicted the concentration within the closed-loop isolation system. The effect of operating pressure and solution flux on mass recovery of DOM was evaluated in laboratory and field trials. Under controlled labo…

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