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A novel outer-selective hollow fibre nanocomposite membranes tailored for osmotic membrane bioreactor technology: alternative technology for high quality water reuse

Project Member(s): Shon, H.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs)
Australian Research Council (ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs)

Start year: 2020

Summary: This project aims to advance the osmotic membrane bioreactor (OMBR) and reverse osmosis (RO) hybrid technology as a superior alternative to the conventional MBR-RO technology for high quality water reuse including for direct potable water reuse applications. This will be done by successfully developing a novel outer selective thin film composite (TFC) hollow fibre forward osmosis (FO) membrane with high fouling resistance suitable for submerged osmotic membrane bioreactor (OMBR) application. The OMBR-RO hybrid system expects to address many of the significant issues facing the conventional MB-RO hybrid system particularly in reducing RO membrane biofouling issues and improving water quality while potentially lowering energy consumption.

FOR Codes: Membrane and Separation Technologies, Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)