publication . Article . 2009

State of the reverse osmosis membrane of sea water corso plant desalination (Algiers)

D. Abdessemed; S. Hamouni; G. Nezzal;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2009 Journal: Physics Procedia, issue 3, pages 1,469-1,474 (issn: 18753892, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Published by Elsevier B.V.
Abstract
Abstract Seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination is being increasingly emphasized as a strategy for conservation of limited resources of freshwater. Although desalination has been developed for the last few decades, the SWRO operation is still affected by membrane fouling. The membrane fouling of SWRO has a significant impact on operation of desalination plants. We follow the evolution of the permeate conductivity during three months of the sea water Corso (Algiers) plant desalination. The purpose of this work is to conduct an autopsy of fouled membranes in seawater using the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled by an analysis EDX. This membrane shows...
Subjects
free text keywords: Desalination, Sea water, Reverse Osmosis, Fouling, Membrane, Physics and Astronomy(all), General Physics and Astronomy, Seawater reverse osmosis, Environmental engineering, Membrane fouling, Electronic engineering, Physics, Seawater
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