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Removal of organic micropollutants using membrane assisted processes: a review of recent progress

Ojajuni, O, Saroj, DP and Cavalli, G (2015) Removal of organic micropollutants using membrane assisted processes: a review of recent progress Environmental Technology Reviews.

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Abstract

The health risk of organic micro pollutants in water is yet to be comprehensively established. However, the persistence of these pollutants in the environment as a result of continuous discharge even at trace concentrations is considered to pose major environmental concerns. Advance treatment methods such as membrane-assisted processes (MAPs) are potential technologies capable of removing a wide range of these organic micropollutants (OMPs) detected in water. Tight membranes as regards pore size are reported to be more efficient than loose membranes mainly because of the removal mechanism involved, which is mainly influenced by the properties of the membrane and the pollutants in relation to solute–solute and solute–membrane interaction. The study and application of membrane processes to water and wastewater treatment have grown significantly in the last decade. Membrane processes application is diverse and flexible enough to allow adaptation into other physicochemical processes. Integration and hybridization of membrane processes with other physicochemical processes and natural systems are becoming a more economical and sustainable option for removal of OMPs. Nevertheless, there are shortfalls in the industrial application of membrane-assisted technologies. This paper reviews and assesses the applicability of various MAPs applied for the removal of OMPs from water and wastewater streams.

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Ojajuni, OUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Saroj, DPUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cavalli, GUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 28 April 2015
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1080/21622515.2015.1036788
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 10:53
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 10:53
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/807587

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