MECHANISMS OF DEPOSIT FORMATION IN REVERSE OSMOSIS.

J. Gilron, D. Hasson

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to delineate systematically a general framework describing the mechanisms involved in inorganic deposition within reverse osmosis systems and how they are related to flux decline phenomena. The framework comprises definition of the overall fouling potential and characterization of three linked processes: transport of foulant to the deposit surface, accretion of deposit, and solution permeation through the deposit layer. The role of the foulant and membrane properties in the phenomenological models developed within this framework will depend on the assumptions made regarding the relative importance of the individual processes involved. This framework should aid in suggesting basic experiments to clarify deposit mechanisms, defining areas where more research is necessary, and in interpreting existing work on a common conceptual basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages270-293
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1983
Externally publishedYes

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