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Pilot-scale test operation of an integrated forward - reverse osmosis system for mining wastewater treatment for reuse

Project Member(s): Shon, H., Phuntsho, S., Tijing, L.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Hankook Jungsoo Industries Co Ltd (HaJI Co Ltd)
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (Republic of Korea))

Start year: 2014

Summary: The project aims to develop and test a 1 m3/day capacity pilot-scale integrated forward osmosis and reverse osmosis (FO-RO) system for treatment of wastewater produced during coal mining operations using FO membranes developed by Haji industries Inc. The specific objectives are: -Design, fabricate and test a modular type pilot size integrated FO -RO hybrid system -Conduct treatment trials to determine optimum operating conditions using mining wastewater with/without requiring extensive pre-treatment system -Explore and identify a suitable draw solute for the FO process


Lee, S, Shon, HK & Hong, S 2017, 'Dewatering of activated sludge by forward osmosis (FO) with ultrasound for fouling control', Desalination, vol. 421, pp. 79-88.
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Kyong Shon, H, Duc Nghiem, L, Kim, S, Akmar Zakaria, Z, Tijing, L, Shu, L & Jegatheesan, V 2016, 'Editorial', Desalination and Water Treatment, vol. 57, no. 60, pp. 29192-29192.
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Lee, E-J, An, AK, He, T, Woo, YC & Shon, HK 2016, 'Electrospun nanofiber membranes incorporating fluorosilane-coated TiO2 nanocomposite for direct contact membrane distillation', JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, vol. 520, pp. 145-154.
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Zhao, P, Gao, B, Yue, Q, Liu, S & Shon, HK 2016, 'The performance of forward osmosis in treating high-salinity wastewater containing heavy metal Ni2+', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 288, pp. 569-576.
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Shon, HK, Chekli, L, Phuntsho, S, Kim, J & Cho, J 2015, 'Draw Solutes in Forward Osmosis Processes' in Shon, HK, Phuntsho & Zhang, T (eds), Forward Osmosis, American Society of Civil Engineers, USA, pp. 85-113.
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Keywords: Forward osmosis, reverse osmosis, pilot scale demostration, desalination

FOR Codes: Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water for Urban and Industrial Use, Membrane and Separation Technologies, Separation┬┐┬┐technologies, Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water) , Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality