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Role of membrane autopsy in enhancing reverse osmosis plant operation

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Liu, G; Pattanayak, S; Navaneethakrishnan, P; Woodling, R
Published in: Water Practice and Technology
March 1, 2018

Reverse osmosis (RO) has successfully emerged as a broadly-used commercial water purification technology in recent decades. Nevertheless, RO membrane elements, the core component of this purification process, are frequently subjected to premature degradation and performance deterioration, adversely impacting RO plant operation & maintenance. Membrane autopsy is a well-proven yet under-valued procedure for effectively assessing the condition of membranes and determining the root-cause of performance loss. This paper aims to provide a general methodology utilized commercially to perform membrane autopsy and employ three case studies to explicitly demonstrate the value addition to operators and end-users when applying membrane autopsy in (1) failure analysis and trouble-shooting, (2) operation optimization and routine monitoring, and (3) asset management and maintenance enhancement.

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Water Practice and Technology

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1751-231X

Publication Date

March 1, 2018

Volume

13

Issue

1

Start / End Page

106 / 114

Related Subject Headings

  • 4104 Environmental management
  • 4004 Chemical engineering
  • 3707 Hydrology
 

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Liu, G., Pattanayak, S., Navaneethakrishnan, P., & Woodling, R. (2018). Role of membrane autopsy in enhancing reverse osmosis plant operation. Water Practice and Technology, 13(1), 106–114. https://doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2018.020
Liu, G., S. Pattanayak, P. Navaneethakrishnan, and R. Woodling. “Role of membrane autopsy in enhancing reverse osmosis plant operation.” Water Practice and Technology 13, no. 1 (March 1, 2018): 106–14. https://doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2018.020.
Liu G, Pattanayak S, Navaneethakrishnan P, Woodling R. Role of membrane autopsy in enhancing reverse osmosis plant operation. Water Practice and Technology. 2018 Mar 1;13(1):106–14.
Liu, G., et al. “Role of membrane autopsy in enhancing reverse osmosis plant operation.” Water Practice and Technology, vol. 13, no. 1, Mar. 2018, pp. 106–14. Scopus, doi:10.2166/wpt.2018.020.
Liu G, Pattanayak S, Navaneethakrishnan P, Woodling R. Role of membrane autopsy in enhancing reverse osmosis plant operation. Water Practice and Technology. 2018 Mar 1;13(1):106–114.

Published In

Water Practice and Technology

DOI

ISSN

1751-231X

Publication Date

March 1, 2018

Volume

13

Issue

1

Start / End Page

106 / 114

Related Subject Headings

  • 4104 Environmental management
  • 4004 Chemical engineering
  • 3707 Hydrology