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...
Forward osmosis system commercialization

Forward osmosis system design

An introduction to forward osmosis system design In any given real life application, forward osmosis membrane performance will be quantified by the water flux Jw, the reverse salt flux Js, and the...
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%...

BBC Horizons: forward osmosis for industrial wastewater treatment

The concept of using forward osmosis for industrial wastewater treatment was recently covered in a BBC Horizons episode for BBC World News Earlier this year, Sharanjit Leyl from BBC World News visited...
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...

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...

According to Osmosis Energy UK, Pressure Retarded Osmosis using hollow fibers is now a...

UK-based company Osmosis Energy UK reports on recent commercial progress within the field of Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO) In this article, Raymond Carter, Director of UK based Osmosis Energy UK summarizes his...
Forward osmosis membrane modules

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,...
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...

Plate and frame forward osmosis membrane modules

Plate & frame modules made from flat sheet forward osmosis membranes Plate & frame (stacked) FO module summary Packing density typically below 100 m2/m3 Advantage ease of operation when waste streams contain high amounts of fouling...