High Flux, Fouling Resistant Membranes for RO Pretreatment [report]

Ben Bikson
2010 unpublished
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more » ... ters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports (0704-0188), 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington, VA 22202-4302. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR FORM TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS. High Flux, Fouling Resistant Membranes for RO Pretreatment, contract number N00014-10-C-0224. The purpose of the contract is to develop pretreatment membranes that improve the desalination process onboard ships. In the case of pretreatment, this means extending the life of the RO membranes and improving the reliability (uptime) of the desalination process. The scope of the contract as proposed by PoroGen and Clean Membranes is to develop a fouling resistant, hollow-fiber, ultrafiltration membrane. Hollow fiber membrane module based on PAN-g-PEO technology was successfully developed in the course of this program. Superior anti-fouling operational characteristics were demonstrated. SUBJECT TERMS fouling-resistant; Ultrafiltration membrane; RO pretreatment; shipboard desalination 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON Benjamin Bikson a. REPORT Unclassified b. ABSTRACT Unclassified c. THIS PAGE Unclassified UU 32 19b. TELEPHONE NUMBER (include area code) (781) 491-0807 x210 Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std. Z39.18 iii Abstract High Flux, Fouling Resistant Membranes for RO Pretreatment -contract number N00014-10-C-0224. The purpose of the contract is to develop pretreatment membranes that improve the desalination process onboard ships. In the case of pretreatment, this means extending the life of the RO membranes and improving the reliability (uptime) of the desalination process. The scope of the contract as proposed by PoroGen and Clean Membranes is to develop a fouling resistant, hollow-fiber, ultrafiltration membrane. Hollow fiber membrane module based on PAN-g-PEO technology was successfully developed in the course of this program. Superior anti-fouling operational characteristics were demonstrated.
doi:10.21236/ada526042 fatcat:vdukmh66sva2ppkkvw4oaxwwgi