Removal of ametryn through nanofiltration and reverse osmosis

Shurvell, Thomas, Keir, Greg, Jegatheesan, Veeriah, Shu, Li and Farago, Leanne (2014) Removal of ametryn through nanofiltration and reverse osmosis. Desalination and Water Treatment, 52 4-6: 643-649. doi:10.1080/19443994.2013.829594

Author Shurvell, Thomas
Keir, Greg
Jegatheesan, Veeriah
Shu, Li
Farago, Leanne
Title Removal of ametryn through nanofiltration and reverse osmosis
Journal name Desalination and Water Treatment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1944-3986
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/19443994.2013.829594
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 52
Issue 4-6
Start page 643
End page 649
Total pages 7
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract This study focused on the performance of nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) in the removal of ametryn. Here, we investigated the effects of the applied pressure and ionic conditions on the removal of ametryn from water. It was found that the adsorption of ametryn onto NF membrane to decrease with the increase in ionic strength. Increased interaction between the NaCl electrolyte and the membrane surface is considered as the reason for the reduction in the adsorption. However, adsorption of ametryn onto the RO membrane did not show any trend. The removal of ametryn by NF and RO found to increase with the increase in the ionic strength. Retention of electrolyte salt (NaCl) on the membrane surface tends to decrease the membrane pore size which in turn increases the removal of ametryn at higher ionic strengths. It was found that up to 92% of ametryn could be removed using RO. © 2013
Keyword Adsorption
Ionic strength
Reverse osmosis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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