Florida Have Reported New Data on Membrane Science -->
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Membrane Science have been published. According to news reporting out of Orlando, Florida, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "The successful operation of ultrafiltration (UF) membrane processes is dependent on the ability to assess and manage membrane fouling, because membrane fouling reduces process efficiency and results in increased operation and maintenance costs. An evaluation of current fouling characterization methods identified limitations with the use of specific flux and transmembrane pressure (TMP) for interpreting fouling trends."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Central Florida, "This paper proposes that fouling characterization may be Unproved by distinguishing between the membrane and associated foulants. A new IMP balance approach has thus been developed that quantifies the pressure loss associated with foulants as well as membrane deterioration and facilitates the direct comparison of membrane fouling at different flux values. A method for presenting TMP balance data relative to filtration, backwash, CEB, and CIP events is also discussed that enables the TMP balance to differentiate between physically and chemically unresolved membrane fouling."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The TMP balance approach is demonstrated using over 7000 h of runtime data from an UF pilot filtering conventionally pretreated surface water."
For more information on this research see: Evaluation of ultrafiltration process fouling using a novel transmembrane pressure (TMP) balance approach. Journal of Membrane Science, 2013;446():456-464. Journal of Membrane Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Membrane Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/502692)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.C. Boyd, University of Central Florida, Dept. of Civil Environm & Construct Engn, Orlando, FL 32816, United States.
Keywords for this news article include: Orlando, Florida, United States, Membrane Science, North and Central America
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