Wetsus: New pretreatment technologies for biofouling control in seawater desalination

The project aims to develop a new generation of seawater reverse osmosis pre-treatment to eliminate organic and biological fouling.
• To investigate the application of low MWCO UF pre-treatment in controlling organic and biological fouling in SWRO system.
• To evaluate the use of phosphate removal technology (PRT) in limiting bacterial growth in SWRO system.
• To study the effectiveness of combining low MWCO UF with PRT in eliminating organic and biological fouling in SWRO.

Duration: 2013-2017
Sponsor: Wetsus
Partners: Pentair X-Flow, BiAqua, Zeeschelp BV
Staff: Maria Kennedy, Sergio Salinas
PhD student: Nirajan Dhakal