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Non-destructive In Situ Fouling Monitoring in Membrane Processes

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Fouling is considered the bottleneck of membrane systems. In this study, the fouling  occuring in different membrane processes and configurations was studied by using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). Fouling formation in membrane system was assessed and quantified non-invasively during operation. The use of the OCT enabled monitoring fouling evolution and correlating it to the membrane performance decline.

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  • Fouling monitoring
  • Desalination
  • Membrane distillation
  • Membrane bioreactor
  • Spacer filled channel
  • Biofouling

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Fortunato, L., Jeong, S., Leiknes, T. (2020). Non-destructive In Situ Fouling Monitoring in Membrane Processes. In: Naddeo, V., Balakrishnan, M., Choo, KH. (eds) Frontiers in Water-Energy-Nexus—Nature-Based Solutions, Advanced Technologies and Best Practices for Environmental Sustainability. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13068-8_51

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