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Filtration and Separation features, January 2018

Chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol membranes for air filtration

An antibacterial and environmentally friendly chitosan/polyvinyl alcohol blend membrane was prepared via a non-solvent induced phase separation method.

Multi-effect vacuum membrane distillation systems

Vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) has been shown to be a promising desalination approach when going beyond the application range of reverse osmosis.


An overview of membrane and filtration methods for the removal of pollutants such as bacteria, viruses and heavy metals from surface water.


This review summarizes state-of-the-art research on dual-layer membranes.


How GKD's Vacubelt® improves lubrication


Water touches most segments of the petroleum industry and thus cost-effective water management is a key part of oil & gas industry operations.


A hybrid membrane was fabricated by mixing alumina powder with high surface area powdered activated carbon.


A fluidized bed membrane reactor (FMR) was developed to treat dye wastewater.


Mudcake buildup has a direct impact on expensive drilling and production problems, such as wellbore instability and pipe sticking.


A novel thin film nanocomposite membrane for reverse osmosis applications was fabricated using cellulose nanocrystals.


Lab-scale GAC sandwich slow sand filters were evaluated in removing selected pharmaceutical and personal care products.


FilmTec RO Elements to help enable a locally-controlled, drought-proof supply of drinking water


Max Fordham helps seven acres of ‘unusable’ land yield 130 tonnes of organic vegetables per year


The use of membrane technology, a platform for the acquisition of water and energy from unconventional sources, has been limited by membrane fouling.


Researchers have developed reuseable membranes based on bacterial cellulose and chitosan.


Filter cartridges help wine to achieve stability


Rapid depth filtration is the dominant pre-treatment technology in the seawater desalination industry today.


Greater process efficiencies using hybrid-meshes.


The applications and performance of graphene-based separation membranes (GBSMs) are compared.


Porous fibrous mullite ceramic membranes with different fibre content were successfully fabricated for dust removal.


Antifouling high-flux thin film nanocomposite membranes incorporating graphene quantum dots were fabricated.


A study of dynamic membrane filtration for treatment of stabilised landfill leachate in a bench-scale dynamic membrane bioreactor.


The US poultry industry produces over 60 billion gallons of poultry processing wastewater per year which requires treatment prior to discharge.


Electrically conductive membranes offer high performance due to self-cleaning of fouling deposits by application of external electric fields.


A hybrid electrocoagulation-filtration prototype for the removal of fluoride, iron, arsenic and microorganisms from drinking water.


For removing oil from oily water membrane filtration offers energy efficiency, easy processing and low maintenance cost.


How mobile systems can provide an economical solution


Dynamic membranes are a promising technology for the removal of low-density, non-degradable micro-particles such as plastics.


To improve the membrane filtration operation, various hollow fiber arrangements were investigated using computational fluid dynamics.


An artificial neural network ultrafiltration membrane water treatment control system has been developed.


Existing electrospun filters suffer from inherent limitations in both strength and filtration resistance.


An assessment of solar thermal-powered desalination technologies in order to identify key issues.


Overcoming bitterness in orange juice


It is estimated that >840,000 end-of-life reverse osmosis membranes modules are discarded annually worldwide.


Arville shines the spotlight on filtration media


Drinking water treatment plants based on groundwater may suffer from incomplete ammonium removal, which deteriorates drinking water quality.


Advantages of turnkey compact mobile water filtration units


Hydrophobic hollow fiber membranes were investigated in two different operation modes.

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What’s coming up…
Sep ’21

Organisers say the content to be presented in September 2021 will be very similar to that of the postponed WFC13 in April 2020.

Sep ’21

Sep ’21

The latest achievements in science and technology of desalination.

Sep ’21

Conference examining critical water security issues in the Arab region.

Sep ’21

4th international air conditioning and refrigeration exhibition.