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Is MLD the new ZLD for forward osmosis technologies?

Minimum Liquid Discharge (MLD) processes can achieve up to 95% water recovery at half the cost of achieving complete Zero Liquid Discharge Water Technology Online recently published the article "MLD approach yields...
Commercialization drivers in the water treatment market

Perspectives on Commercialization of Forward Osmosis Technologies

The "low-energy technology" brand of forward osmosis Forward osmosis emerges with a brand of “low-energy technology”. This brand is indeed justified when merely considering the forward osmosis (FO) process and excluding the...
Collaboration to promote FO commercialization

How can we promote FO commercialization?

How can experts and commercial players within the FO field collaborate to promote the commercialization of forward osmosis? The days are over, where companies can rely exclusively on internal R&D to bring...

Growing interest: forward osmosis in Zero Liquid Discharge systems

The use of Forward Osmosis Technologies in Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) systems and application is gaining traction According to a recent International Desalination & Water Reuse article, Darco Water Technologies (a specialist...

Integrating forward osmosis in thermal desalination processes

Forward osmosis can reduce scaling and increase top brine temperature in thermal desalination (Multi-stage flash distillation, MSF) processes In their article "Viability of integrating forward osmosis (FO) as pretreatment for existing MSF...
forward osmosis spiral wound module

Inquiry: forward osmosis elements needed for an FO/RO wastewater pilot plant

Commercial suppliers needed to provide FO modules for an FO pilot system Recently we received an inquiry from David (product engineer at PRODINTEC) who is on the lookout for FO modules to...
Schematic diagram of a forward osmosis membrane in action

Inquiry: draw and feed circulation paths in FO modules

How do draw and feed streams circulate in an FO module? Most of us who are interested in forward osmosis technologies and their applications are familiar with the general concept of how...
Pressure retarded osmosis

Inquiry about commercially available PRO membranes

Sourcing of commercially available Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO) membranes for research purposes? Recently, we received an inquiry from Lamar regarding the best commercial source of PRO membranes: Greetings, I am trying to find the...

Forward osmosis market survey: preliminary results

Initial poll results show a strong demand for bench and pilot scale forward osmosis systems. Based on the votes from the initial 29 respondents, there is a strong demand in the FO...

Forward osmosis systems for nitrate removal

Industrial request for forward osmosis based nitrate removal in desalination ForwardOsmosisTech recently received a request from an Austrian company (see below) who is interested in a forward osmosis system capable of Nitrate...