Application of Low Pressure Reverse Osmosis Membranes for the treatment of UASB effluent

dc.contributor.advisorChang, Sheng
dc.contributor.authorInnes, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T18:03:41Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T18:03:41Z
dc.date.copyright2019-01
dc.date.created2019-01-09
dc.date.issued2019-01-11
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Engineeringen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Applied Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeEngineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractResearch was completed on the performance of low energy reverse osmosis membranes for the treatment of Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Bioreactor (UASB) effluent with the goal of water reuse. The parameters studied were included the flux profile, constituent rejection, and membrane resistance changes. An investigation into the effectiveness of pre-treatment by GAC column and a study of fouling characteristics was also completed. Wastewater was taken from an industrial partner who operated an industrial scale UASB used to treat is brewery effluent. The studied RO membranes showed between 94-96% COD rejection, 93-96% TP rejection, and 68-80% TN rejection. The effluent quality met the reused guidelines put forth by the US EPA, however limits found in case studies suggest that the effluent quality is high in both salinity and COD. A GAC column was found to improve the flux and rejection of all membranes. Calcium was identified as the main inorganic foulant.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/14772
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectReverse Osmosisen_US
dc.subjectUASBen_US
dc.subjectWater Reuseen_US
dc.titleApplication of Low Pressure Reverse Osmosis Membranes for the treatment of UASB effluenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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