Special Issue "Membranes for Water Disinfection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: water and wastewater treatment; membrane processes; photocatalytic membrane reactors; membrane fouling; ion exchange; mine water; geothermal water; chitosan; natural organic matter; disinfection byproduct; nanomaterials
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Interests: water and wastewater treatment; membrane processes; membrane reactors; membrane fouling; micropollutants; mine; geothermal and mineral water; natural organic matter; disinfection byproduct; nanomaterials
The production of sanitary safe water of high quality with membrane technology is an alternative for conventional disinfection methods, as UF and MF membranes are found to be an effective barrier for pathogenic protozoa cysts, bacteria, and, partially, viruses. The application of membranes in water treatment enables the reduction of chlorine consumption during final disinfection, which is especially recommended for long water distribution systems, in which microbiological quality of water needs to be effectively maintained. Membrane filtration, especially ultrafiltration and microfiltration, can be applied to enhance and improve disinfection of water and biologically treated wastewater, as ultrafiltration, acts as a barrier for viruses, bacteria, and protozoa, but microfiltration does not remove viruses. As an example of direct application of UF/MF to wastewater treatment, including disinfection, membrane bioreactors can be mentioned. Additionally, membrane techniques are used in the removal of disinfection byproducts from water. For this purpose, high pressure-driven membrane processes, i.e., reverse osmosis and nanofiltration, are mainly applied; however, in the case of inorganic DBPs, electrodialysis or Donnan dialysis can also be considered.
The current Special Issue aims to collect the most recent advances in this field, from membrane material and membrane reactor designs to particular applications, in which the use of this technology provides clear advantages against other conventional processes.
Assoc. Prof. Mariola Rajca
Prof. Michał Bodzek
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- Membrane processes
- Disinfection byproduct
- Membrane reactors
- Membrane bioreactors
- Water treatment
- Wastewater treatment