Development of Predictive Tools for Membrane Ageing
OverviewThis study increases our current understanding on the degradation/ageing mechanisms occurring on porous membranes used in the water and wastewater industries. Accelerated membrane degradation was obtained through both static and consecutive ageing protocols on the pilot-scale, and a range of carefully selected characterisation and analytical techniques was used to characterise the nascent changes faced by the membrane material.
The report covers four interrelated sections:
- Critical assessment of characterisation techniques
- Static accelerated ageing
- Consecutive accelerated ageing
- Consecutive ageing of industrially-aged membranes.
This final report summarises the aims, objectives, outcomes and limitations of the individual work packages, along with some recommendations for future work.
This book is co-published with Water Research Australia.