Project #3012

Comparing Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis for Treating Recycled Water

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Mrs. Alice E Fulmer
Colorado School of Mines


Evaluates the feasibility of nanofiltration (NF) and ultra-low-pressure reverse osmosis (ULPRO) membranes for rejecting total organic carbon, total nitrogen, and unregulated trace organic compounds under a range of experimental conditions at the laboratory-, pilot-, and full-scale to produce water suitable to augment drinking water supplies. Provides utilities with guidance on selecting membranes and predicting solute rejection during NF-ULPRO membrane treatment. Tailored Collaboration partner: West Basin Municipal Water District. Published in 2008.

Originally funded as WERF project Reuse-02-01