The primary objective of this project is to evaluate five polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane modules for their performance treating ozonated secondary effluent water. The project will include a background review, test protocol development, and evaluation of PVDF membrane modules. Research tasks will include the:
- Implementation of a focused approach with defined objectives, test parameters, sampling/monitoring requirements, and deliverables
- Determination of membrane flux, backwash, and “clean in place” strategy
- Development and verification of a custom engineered design and operating parameter range that can be applied to various membranes
- Determination of the efficacy of various backwash procedures and establishment of effective removal of foulants on membranes
- Determination of the optimum dose for coagulant used with PVDF membranes
- Preparation of design information that can be used for a custom engineered membrane system for West Basin Municipal Water District on ozonated secondary effluent.
Originally funded as WERF project WRF1728.
Reporting Period: March 2019 - May 2019. During this reporting period, the team completed testing of...
The pilot began running in October of 2018 with the first set of three membranes: Toray...