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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...
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...
selection of inorganic draw solutes for forward osmosis applications

Selection of inorganic draw solutes for forward osmosis applications by Achilli et. al. 2010

Why Achilli et. al. 2010 is a must read within the field of forward osmosis R&D In their article “Selection of inorganic-based draw solutions for forward osmosis applications” from 2010, Achilli and...
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...

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...
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...
forward osmosis tubular module

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...
Commercialization drivers in the water treatment market

Commercialization drivers in today’s water treatment market

Increased productivity is the main commercialization driver  in today's water treatment market We - humanity - find ourselves in a situation where, in order to solve the water challenges we have created...
strategy for forwardosmosistech

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...
forward osmosis spiral wound module

Inquiry: FO membrane elements for pilot unit with 2 to 3 m3/h feed flow

Recently, we received an inquiry from Dr. Arcari (Customer Experience Supervisor  Membrane) who is on the lookout for FO elements to complete a 2 -3m3/hour FO pilot unit. If you’re a...