New pre-treatment of SWRO desalination for algal bloom control

G. Cha, S. Choi, and S. Hong*, Korea University, Korea

Algal bloom gained great attention for its detrimental effect on SWRO during a serious algal bloom event in the Gulf of Oman in 2008-2009. It caused certain SWRO plants to shorten or stop operation as result of plugging of pretreatments and/or due to undesirable RO feed water condition and pointed out that algal blooms induced critical issues in the countries which widely depend on SWRO plants for water supply. Furthermore, it stressed the significance of appropriate pretreatment process. In this study, a novel pretreatment system, Mesh Tube filtration (MTF), was developed and assessed for algae removal. Results showed...

Session: L10 - Short Oral + Poster Presentations
Day: 14 March 2018
Time: 14:45 - 16:45 h

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