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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...

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...

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...
Hybrid FO system design for fresh water permeate production

Hybrid forward osmosis systems for desalination of seawater and wastewater treatment

General classification of forward osmosis systems and their applications FO systems can be divided into two broad categories, namely stand-alone FO systems and hybrid FO systems. Here, hybrid FO systems are described...
Dewatering of industrial wastewater

Treatment of produced water: potential application of forward osmosis

Produced water represents an ever increasing wastewater challenge Produced water (PW) - co-produced during oil and gas exploitation - is one of the largest sources of oily wastewaters. PW contains dispersed oils,...

The addressable FO market ranges from $300million to $6billion in 2017

According to a new article on WaterWorld, forward osmosis is gaining traction within product concentration, ZLD, and water reuse In the recent WaterWorld article, "Forward Osmosis: Is it beginning to live up...

New FO pilot project between Darco and Aquaporin aims to treat wastewater from semi-conductor...

Aquaporin and Darco see potential for FO in treatment of industrial wastewater from semi-conductor industries According to a recent article on Desalination.biz, Aquaporin and Darco Water Technologies are investing into the project...

Could osmotic dehydration bring forward osmosis into B2C market segments?

Osmotic dehumidification utilizes capillary condensation & forward osmosis as an alternative to traditional air drying methods Traditional air drying methods are based on either vapor compression, desiccant substrate capture, or liquid desiccants...
fertigation by means of fertilizer driven forward osmosis

Investigating Fertilizer Drawn Forward Osmosis Process for Groundwater Desalination for Irrigation in Egypt

FDFO for groundwater desalination Groundwater desalination could be a possible solution to Egypt’s scarcity problem through applying state-of-the-art desalination technologies. More than half of Egypt's area has access to brackish groundwater, 47%...
Forward osmosis system commercialization

Forward osmosis systems and their commercialization opportunities

Review of commercialization opportunities for forward osmosis systems Today, FO based systems are primarily used in niche applications where traditional pressure driven filtration membranes cannot be used. The US based company Hydration...