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NF-type FO membranes can potentially improve the commercial relevance of FO-based water treatment

Could an FO membrane be designed to extract both water and selected solutes from wastewater streams? Conventional forward osmosis membranes are designed to extract water...

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Hollow fiber forward osmosis membrane modules

Hollow fibre modules made from hollow fibre forward osmosis membranes Hollow fibre module summary Packing density up to 1600 m2/m3 Advantage ideally suitable for high volume applications due to high packing density and resulting small module...
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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%...

Compact forward osmosis membrane elements are ideal for piloting studies in industrial applications

When piloting FO membrane elements, high packing density, light-weight, ease-of-use, and flexibility are key advantages I work as Head of Technology Development at Aquaporin A/S and have been working with forward osmosis...
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Forward osmosis (FO) membrane designs and materials

Asymmetric cellulose acetate and cellulose triacetate based forward osmosis membranes formed by phase inversion (both support membrane and active layer) Before proceeding with the main content sections of this article, we would...
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The future of forward osmosis commercialization

Short Introduction to the author Zoheir Dabaghian earned his Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering in the field of Designing Process of Oil Industries (2012), and Master Degree in the field of Separation...
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The 4 different designs of forward osmosis (FO) membrane modules

An overview of the 4 different types of forward osmosis (FO) membrane modules FO membrane modules come in 4 generic design variants, namely the plate & frame module, the spiral wound module,...
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Tubular forward osmosis membrane modules

Tubular modules made from tubular forward osmosis membranes Tubular module summary Packing density Up to 500 m2/m3 Advantage ease of modularization and ease operation when wastestreams contain high amounts of fouling agents and/or solutions entering the...
FO mode vs PRO mode

The difference between a PRO process and the PRO membrane orientation mode

PRO process vs. PRO membrane orientation mode - a question from one of our readers   Recently, ForwardOsmosisTech received the following email from one our readers: Hi I'm really confused, and have one question about...