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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...

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...
Membrane fouling in forward osmosis processes

Membrane fouling in forward osmosis (FO) processes is reversible

Membrane fouling in reverse osmosis and forward osmosis processes The difference in membrane fouling between reverse osmosis and forward osmosis processes can be attributed to the underlying driving force for water transport. In...
Water scarcity in 2025

How forward osmosis can help cut energy usage in industrial water treatment processes

The main challenge with today's water treatment technologies Today's water treatment technologies are effective but not always efficient. As a result, considerably more energy will be needed to replenish ever dwindling fresh...

Is forward osmosis a viable option for treating biomethanated spent wash from distilleries?

Volume reduction of biomethanated spent wash from distilleries We recently received a request from Srivathsan, a chemical and industrial engineer providing industrial solutions on resource...

Strong demand for forward osmosis solutions in India sees new strategic partnership

Industrial forward osmosis solutions provider, FTSH2O - Fluid Technology Solutions, recently announced a new strategic commercial partnership with industrial water system & service provider Ion Exchange India Ltd in the fast...
fertigation by means of fertilizer driven forward osmosis

The use of fertilizer drawn forward osmosis for fertigation

The use of fertilizer drawn forward osmosis for fertigation - a real FO application or a pipe dream? Fertigation is an agricultural irrigation process where water soluble fertilizers or soil improvement products...

New forward osmosis hollow fiber element bridges the gap between lab-scale testing and industrial...

Forward osmosis is one of many new water technologies addressing the growing need for sustainable water resources The ever-increasing demand for high quality water treatment coupled with increasing water quantity demands has...
Efficiency of forward osmosis desalination by McGovern et. al. 2014

Efficiency of forward osmosis desalination by McGovern et. al. 2014

Article suggesting that forward osmosis is not energy efficient compared to reverse osmosis gains social media attention On June 21st 2014, McGovern, a post-doc at MIT's  Department of Mechanical engineering, and co-workers...
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,...