volume 41, issue 8, P1713-1722 2007
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.12.030
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D. Jermann, W. Pronk, S. Meylan, M. Boller

Abstract: Ultrafiltration is an emerging technology for drinking water production, but a main challenge remains the lack of understanding about fouling. This paper investigates the impact of molecular interactions between different natural organic matter (NOM) compounds on ultrafiltration fouling mechanisms. We performed dead-end filtration experiments with individual and mixed humic acid and alginate (polysaccharide). Alginate showed detrimental, but mostly reversible, flux decline and high solute retention. Our result…

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