Optimisation of forward osmosis

The hybrid system of reverse osmosis (RO) and forward osmosis (FO) is a recently developed technology for water desalination and wastewater treatment.

This combined FO-RO system has the potential to reduce the overall cost of desalination by lowering the energy requirements, reducing maintenance costs and prolonging the lifetime of RO membranes. However, understanding certain fundamental aspects of the FO process is one of the main requirements for the advancement of this system. 

Hence, this project seeks to give a better understanding of how different types of ions present in FO feed, how draw solutions affect the overall FO performance, and how those ions affect the FO membrane separation efficiency. Overall, this helps in the selection of draw solution appropriate for different sources of feed in the FO process and hybrid FO-RO system.

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Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Trunng Hieu Nguyen
Duy Long Tran

vote for this project: BN46

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