Innovative hydrodynamic clarification as pretreatment for reverse osmosis (RO) membranes

Details

Event

2009-05-18

Speakers

Meng Lean
Event

Innovative hydrodynamic clarification as pretreatment for reverse osmosis (RO) membranes

We describe a rapid in-line hydrodynamic clarification process that does not require a filtration barrier for source water pretreatment in front of RO membranes. Innovations of this novel approach include fluidic structures for rapid coagulation, floc conditioning, and hydrodynamic pin floc separation. The ability to treat neutrally buoyant suspensions makes this method ideal for seawater, which has high organic content -- resulting water quality is shown to be comparable to permeate waters from MF systems.

Additional information

Focus Areas

Our work is centered around a series of Focus Areas that we believe are the future of science and technology.

FIND OUT MORE
Licensing & Commercialization Opportunities

We’re continually developing new technologies, many of which are available for¬†Commercialization.

FIND OUT MORE
News

PARC scientists and staffers are active members and contributors to the science and technology communities.

FIND OUT MORE