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Pressurized forward osmosis - reverse osmosis processes for seawater desalination

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

Funding or Partner Organisation: Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (Republic of Korea))

Start year: 2014

Summary: The main aim of this project is to evaluate and validate the performance of the pressurized forward osmosis (FO) or PFO process for the desalination of seawater with RO process as post treatment. The following are some of the specific objectives of this particular study:

Publications:

Kim, JE, Kuntz, J, Jang, A, Kim, IS, Choi, JY, Phuntsho, S & Shon, HK 2019, 'Techno-economic assessment of fertiliser drawn forward osmosis process for greenwall plants from urban wastewater', Process Safety and Environmental Protection, vol. 127, pp. 180-188.
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Kim, JE, Phuntsho, S, Chekli, L, Choi, JY & Shon, HK 2018, 'Environmental and economic assessment of hybrid FO-RO/NF system with selected inorganic draw solutes for the treatment of mine impaired water', Desalination, vol. 429, pp. 96-104.
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Kook, S, Lee, C, Nguyen, TT, Lee, J, Shon, HK & Kim, IS 2018, 'Serially connected forward osmosis membrane elements of pressure-assisted forward osmosis-reverse osmosis hybrid system: Process performance and economic analysis', Desalination, vol. 448, pp. 1-12.
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Kim, J, Blandin, G, Phuntsho, S, Verliefde, A, Le-Clech, P & Shon, H 2017, 'Practical considerations for operability of an 8″ spiral wound forward osmosis module: Hydrodynamics, fouling behaviour and cleaning strategy', Desalination, vol. 404, pp. 249-258.
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Kook, S, Kim, J, Kim, SJ, Lee, J, Han, D, Phuntsho, S, Shim, WG, Hwang, M, Shon, HK & Kim, IS 2017, 'Effect of initial feed and draw flowrates on performance of an 8040 spiral-wound forward osmosis membrane element', Desalination and Water Treatment, vol. 72, pp. 1-12.
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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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Lotfi, F, Chekli, L, Phuntsho, S, Hong, S, Choi, JY & Shon, HK 2017, 'Understanding the possible underlying mechanisms for low fouling tendency of the forward osmosis and pressure assisted osmosis processes', Desalination, vol. 421, pp. 89-98.
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Chekli, LM, Phuntsho, S, Kim, JE, Kim, JH, Choi, JY, Choi, JS, Kim, SH, Kim, JH, Hong, SK, Sohn, JS & Shon, HK 2016, 'A comprehensive review of hybrid forward osmosis systems: Performance, applications and future prospects', Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 497, no. 1, pp. 430-449.
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Majeed, T, Phuntsho, S, Jeong, S, Zhao, Y, Gao, B & Shon, HK 2016, 'Understanding the risk of scaling and fouling in hollow fiber forward osmosis membrane application', PROCESS SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, vol. 103, pp. 452-464.
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Phuntsho, S, Kim, JE, Johir, MAH, Hong, S, Li, Z, Ghaffour, N, Leiknes, T & Shon, HK 2016, 'Fertiliser drawn forward osmosis process: Pilot-scale desalination of mine impaired water for fertigation', JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, vol. 508, pp. 22-31.
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Sahebi, S, Phuntsho, S, Kim, JE, Hong, S & Shon, HK 2015, 'Pressure assisted fertiliser drawn osmosis process to enhance final dilution of the fertiliser draw solution beyond osmotic equilibrium', JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, vol. 481, pp. 63-72.
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Keywords: Forward osmosis, reverse osmosis, desalination

FOR Codes: Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments, Water Treatment Processes