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Title:Effect of Coagulation Pretreatment on Membrane Filtration Performance
Author(s):Howe, Kerry James
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Clark, Mark M.
Department / Program:Civl and Environmental Engineering
Discipline:Civl and Environmental Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Environmental
Abstract:This research accomplished two significant goals with important implications for the water treatment industry. First, an understanding of the conditions under which coagulation can improve membrane performance has been developed. Improved understanding of this relationship allows microfiltration and ultrafiltration to be applied to a wider variety of water treatment situations. In situations where coagulation can reduce membrane fouling, overall treatment costs may be reduced. Second, the experimental results have been used to develop a theoretical explanation for membrane fouling by natural waters. This theory can guide future research, which may identify methods to relate raw water quality to membrane performance or techniques to reduce fouling and improve overall membrane treatment effectiveness.
Issue Date:2001
Description:223 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3023077
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001

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