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New Environmental Science and Technology Findings from P.H.H. Duong and Co-Researchers Described

June 6, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Investigators publish new report on Environmental Science and Technology. According to news reporting originating from Houston, Texas, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Forward osmosis (FO) has attracted wide attention in recent years. However, the FO performance may be restricted due to internal concentration polarization (ICP) and fast fouling propensity that occurs in the membrane sublayer."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "Particularly, these problems significantly affect the membrane performance when treating highly contaminated oily wastewater. Recently, double-skinned flat sheet cellulose acetate (CA) membranes consisting of two selective skins via the phase inversion method have demonstrated less ICP and fouling propensity over typical single-skinned membranes. However, these membranes exhibit low water fluxes of

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The double-skinned membrane outperforms the single-skinned membrane with much lower fouling propensity for emulsified oil-water separation."

For more information on this research see: Highly Permeable Double-Skinned Forward Osmosis Membranes for Anti-Fouling in the Emulsified Oil-Water Separation Process. Environmental Science & Technology, 2014;48(8):4537-4545. Environmental Science & Technology can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; Environmental Science & Technology - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/esthag)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P.H.H. Duong, Kraton Polymers LLC, Houston, TX 77032, United States. Additional authors for this research include T.S. Chung, S. Wei and L. Irish.

Keywords for this news article include: Texas, Houston, United States, North and Central America, Environmental Science and Technology

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Source: Ecology, Environment & Conservation