Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 15–22 | Cite as

Laboratory Procedure for Rapid Screening of Reverse Osmosis Membrane Anti-Scalants

  • Jiaqiang WeiEmail author
  • Baiqing Zhou
  • Kai Liu
  • Tao Wan
  • Shangkun Gong
  • Song Xu
  • Yiyi Liu
  • Junjie Wu


A reliable and rapid laboratory procedure was developed for rapid screening of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane anti-scalants and compared with existing laboratory methods. This laboratory procedure consists of two parts according to the characteristics of screening RO membrane anti-scalants: preliminary screening of anti-scalants by static method and further by dynamic methods based on the result of static method. Conductivity method, critical pH method and turbidity method were selected as the methods for preliminary screening of RO anti-scalants, and drainage gradient method and dose gradient method were chosen as the dynamic methods for further screening RO anti-scalants.

Key words

anti-scalant screening reverse osmosis(RO) evaluation method 

CLC number

TK 223.5 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiaqiang Wei
    • 1
    Email author
  • Baiqing Zhou
    • 2
  • Kai Liu
    • 1
  • Tao Wan
    • 1
  • Shangkun Gong
    • 1
  • Song Xu
    • 1
  • Yiyi Liu
    • 1
  • Junjie Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.State Grid Hunan Electric Power Corporation Limited Research InstituteHunanChina
  2. 2.School of Power and Mechanical EngineeringWuhan UniversityHubeiChina

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