Applications of Reverse Osmosis for the Removal of Organic Compounds from Wastewater: A state-of-the-art from Process Modelling to Simulation


Applications of Reverse Osmosis for the Removal of Organic Compounds from Wastewater: A state-of-the-art from Process Modelling to Simulation

I.M. Mujtaba, M.A. Al-Obaidi, C. Kara-Zaïtri

This chapter presents the state-of-the-art on distributed models and associated performances of the most recent wastewater treatment methods based on the reverse osmosis (RO) process for the removal of high toxicological organic compounds from wastewater. The chapter presents the key challenges in connection with the removal of such harmful compounds. It provides a comprehensive critique on various models taking into account the impact of variable operating conditions and membrane dimensions and configurations. Whilst the literature review readily shows major RO successes in this aspect of work, it nevertheless highlights the continuing challenge of completely removing N-nitrosodimethylamine-D6 (NDMA) from wastewater.

Wastewater Treatment, Reverse Osmosis, Modelling, Simulation, Organic Compound Removal

Published online 5/1/2018, 58 pages


Part of the book on Organic Pollutants in Wastewater II

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