volume 40, issue 9, P1783-1794 2006
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.02.028
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Yu-Hsiang Weng, Kung-Cheh Li, Lin Han Chaung-Hsieh, C.P. Huang

Abstract: Humic substances (HS) represent the common agents contributing to flux decline during membrane filtration of natural water. In order to minimize the fouling during microfiltration (MF) of HS, modifying the operation of MF presents a promising alternative. A laboratory-scale electro-microfiltration (EMF) module was used to separate Aldrich HS from water by applying a voltage across the membrane. The presence of an electric field significantly reduced the flux decline. A flux comparable to that of ion-free water…

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