Project #4477

Pretreatment of Low Alkalinity Organic-Laden Surface Water Prior to a Coagulation-Ultrafiltration Membrane Process

$194,225
Completed
Principal Investigator
S.
Duranceau
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
Contractor
University of Central Florida
Advanced Treatment
Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs)
Biofiltration
Treatment

Abstract

The research determined (1) the effectiveness of biological pretreatment for removing disinfection by-product (DBP) precursors, turbidity, and color, and (2) evaluated biological pretreatment prior to ultrafiltration to reduce biological and organic fouling. The research provides the water community with important information regarding new alternatives for ultrafiltration pretreatment not commonly used in existing water treatment strategies. Tailored collaboration partner: Maui County Department of Water Supply. Published in 2015.